Key dates in the sexual harassment scandal of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner:
Nov. 6, 2012: Filner, a 10-term congressman, is elected mayor. He is the first Democrat in 20 years to lead the nation's eighth-largest city.
Dec. 3, 2012: Filner takes office.
June 20, 2013: Filner communications director Irene McCormack Jackson confronts Filner at staff meeting about unwanted sexual advances. Allen Jones, Filner's deputy chief of staff, quits.
July 8: Filner's fiancee, Bronwyn Ingram, says she ended engagement, later says the mayor sent sexually explicit messages to other women and set up dates in her presence.
July 10: Donna Frye, a former city councilwoman and former Filner aide, calls for the mayor to resign, saying she received "credible evidence" that he harassed more than one woman.
July 11: Filner issues a public apology, saying he "diminished" the office of mayor, failed to respect women who work for him and intimidated them. The mayor says he is seeking professional help and pleads with voters for patience.
July 15: Filner announces he won't resign, saying he doesn't believe he is guilty of sexual harassment and will be vindicated.
July 22: McCormack files a sexual harassment lawsuit against Filner and the city, claiming, among other things, that the mayor asked her to work without panties. Filner rejects the allegations. Eventually, more than a dozen women will contend that Filner made unwanted advances, ranging from inappropriately seeking dates to groping them.
July 25: The San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee votes to ask Filner to resign from office.
July 26: The head of the Democratic National Committee calls on Filner to resign.
July 26: Filner announces he will undergo two weeks of intensive behavioral therapy and return to work Aug. 19.
July 28: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein calls on Filner to resign.
July 30: The San Diego City Council votes to make Filner responsible for legal expenses in the sexual harassment suit.
Aug. 2: Organizers behind dueling efforts to recall the mayor say they will join forces to gather petition signatures.
Aug. 9: U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, in an open letter to Filner asking that he resign, says the allegations have "shaken me to my core."
Aug. 10: Filner completes the therapy program earlier than expected but his lawyers say he will continue to receive outpatient counseling.
Aug. 12: Filner issues a formal response to the recall effort, touting city progress and making no mention of the harassment allegations in an indication that he has no intention of resigning.
Aug. 18: Organizers begin collecting signatures to recall Filner.
Aug. 19: Filner meets with city officials, McCormack, her attorney Gloria Allred and a mediator to discuss settlement of the sexual harassment lawsuit.
Aug. 21: City Attorney Jan Goldsmith announces a tentative agreement between Filner and the city, subject to City Council approval.
Aug. 22: Allred says McCormack is not part of the settlement and would oppose any agreement that requires the city to pay Filner's legal fees.