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Council President Todd Gloria addresses allegations against Mayor Bob Filner

SAN DIEGO -- In the wake of the sexual harassment allegations that have come to light against Mayor Bob Filner, City Council President Todd Gloria issued the following statement today:

“Sexual harassment is a serious matter, and these allegations deserve a response. San Diegans need to hear from the Mayor soon.

“People must be treated with respect and are right to expect a workplace that is free of harassment and intimidation. I offer my assurance to any person who may have been harassed that their claims will not be discounted should they come forward. All applicable administrative and legal protocols will be followed by the City.

“While this matter continues to unfold, my City Council colleagues and I will remain focused doing the people’s business and running an efficient and effective municipal government.”

More details will be posted as they become available.