SD may seek restraining order against Filner

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pauses as he speaks during a news conference at city hall Friday, July 26, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pauses as he speaks during a news conference at city hall Friday, July 26, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN DIEGO (AP) – As a recall drive targeting San Diego’s embattled mayor is set to begin, the city attorney’s office says it is considering seeking a restraining order barring Bob Filner from City Hall.

The Los Angeles Times reports the order would claim Filner’s presence allegedly creates a hostile working environment for women.

All nine City Council members have called on the mayor to resign over allegations of sexual harassment, including of three women who are city employees.

Michael Giorgino, spokesman for City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, told the newspaper on Friday a restraining order is a “possibility as a last resort.”

Filner, the city’s first Democratic mayor in two decades, has not been seen publicly since entering an intensive two-week therapy session.

A recall drive begins Sunday.

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