Despite facing two dueling recall efforts to oust San Diego's embattled Mayor Bob Filner, he is refusing to step down.
Seven women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against the mayor. He has apologized, but has not resigned.
“His lawyer is asking that the city not only defend Filner, but have taxpayers pick up the tab,” reports CNN’s Tory Dunnan.
Mayor Filner vows to undergo intensive counseling while continuing the city’s business.
“While Filner fights on, his foes remain adamant,” Dunnan says.
“One thing’s for sure, people will be gathering signatures to try to get the process moving forward while he's undergoing that counseling.”