San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who announced last week that he would leave office after being accused of making inappropriate advances toward at least 18 women, is expected to leave City Hall later today.
Filner's resignation takes effect at 5 p.m. PST, according to San Diego television station KGTV. A special election to fill the post has been scheduled for Nov. 19.
Two more women have filed claims with the city of San Diego and are seeking monetary damages, in addition to the sexual harassment lawsuit filed in July by Filner's former communications director, Irene McCormack Jackson, according to KGTV.
Attorney Daniel Gilleon said Filner grabbed one of his clients and kissed her at an event in May at an elementary school, according to the news station. The woman, identified only by the name Marilyn, was seeking $250,000 from the city.
Gilleon's second client, Stacy McKenzie, a district manager for a city-run park, alleged that Filner placed her in his now-infamous "headlock" and asked her for a date in April at a city function. McKenzie was seeking $500,000 from the city, according to KGTV.