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Filner Due Back At Work Amid Rallies

Aired 8/19/13 on KPBS News.

San Diego City Hall is expected to be bustling with rallies and protests today as embattled Mayor Bob Filner is due to return to work.

San Diego City Hall is expected to be bustling with rallies and protests today as embattled Mayor Bob Filner is due to return to work.

Protestors hold signs at the "Bob Filner Not Welcome Back Rally" on Monday, Aug. 12 in Civic Center Plaza

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All of the accusations, statements and apologies from the key players in the developing story about allegations of sexual harassment in Mayor Bob Filner's office and calls from former mayoral supporters for his resignation.

Filner supporters have planned a "Standing with Mayor Filner and Due Process" rally at noon to argue that the recall campaign against him is being carried out by his political opponents and urge an end to “public mockery of the judicial system,” according to a news release..

Opponents are holding a “Filner Not Welcome Back” rally at 11 a.m. at the Civic Center Plaza.

Meanwhile, former mayoral candidate Carl Demaio is holding a news conference this morning at City Hall to make an announcement regarding recall efforts.

A signature-gathering campaign that kicked off Sunday to recall the mayor continues today. Organizers need to turn in nearly 102,000 valid signatures by Sept. 26 to get the recall onto the ballot.

Mayor Filner’s whereabouts remain unknown. His last public appearances were in late July. That's when he held a news conference to announce that he would be undergoing two weeks of behavioral therapy.

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CaliforniaDefender | August 19, 2013 at 5:07 p.m. ― 1 year, 4 months ago

"Mayor Filner’s whereabouts remain unknown. His last public appearances were in late July."

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Dereliction of duty.

He must pay the city back for each day he has been absent.

Filner is just....terrible. No other word can describe him.

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