SAN DIEGO - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, accused of sexually harassing women, will resign if the San Diego City Council accepts a proposed mediation agreement, local TV stations reported Thursday.
The resignation would be effective Friday, according to the stations, including CNN affiliate KGTV.
"It is still our understanding that his resignation is part of the deal that the San Diego City Council needs to sign off on during tomorrow's closed session," an official familiar with the negotiations told CNN's Lindy Hall.
The source emphasized that "until that happens, I don't believe you will see an official resignation."
City Councilman Scott Sherman said he had not seen the agreement, but is hopeful it includes a resignation, KGTV reported.
"The quicker he's out of office, the quicker it is to get back into city business," Sherman told the station.
Filner has been under intense pressure to resign in the wake of allegations of serial sexual harassment of women, including inappropriate touching, kissing and comments.
He has acknowledged improper conduct and recently underwent therapy. But he has previously resisted the resignation demands, saying his conduct was not enough to force him from office.
He has been locked out of his City Hall office.
News of the reported mediation agreement comes a day after another woman came forward to accuse Filner.
Businesswoman Dianne York told CNN that Filner put his hands on her buttocks during a photo opportunity that followed a meeting three months ago. York said there were witnesses to what happened. She said both her advisers and Filner's were in the room at the time.
York is the 18th woman to accuse Filner of improper conduct.
Filner's former communication director, Irene McCormack Jackson, quit her job and sued the mayor in July, saying he subjected women to "crude and disgusting" comments and inappropriate touching.
Other women have accused him of touching their buttocks and putting them in a headlock and trying to kiss them, among other allegations.
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