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Embattled groper Bob Filner has agreed to resign this Friday as part of a settlement deal reached with the San Diego City Council.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign as part of a deal reached this week with city officials, NBC 7 News has learned.

Filner, spotted leaving City Hall with packing boxes Wednesday night, will formally vacate the office following a closed session of City Council Friday, according to several sources.

City officials announced just before 7 p.m. Wednesday a proposed solution had been reached in the scandal that has consumed the city of San Diego since it first broke July 10.

Videotape of Filner loading his SUV with boxes was captured on Wednesday evening.

Thus ends the career of Grabby Filner. I have no clue why it took him so long to resign, outside of an inflated ego. I'm sure San Diego is breathing a sigh of relief to have this distraction put behind them and can now get on with the business of governing their city.

Originally posted to Steven Payne on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 10:18 AM PDT.

Also republished by California politics.

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