Filner is resigning on August 30. Resignations in the face of a recall are nothing new. I mentioned yesterday that 26 officials resigned last year.
This year, depending on how you count, Filner would be the 11th official to resign while facing a recall. Some of the 11 are suspect -- we have one who the constituents were waiting to take a petition (he had not yet served the required 90 days); one was a Republican Party Chairwoman (in Oregon), one was a Tribal Vice Chairman.
Additionally, one that I didn't count was in Linndale, Ohio, (seems to be the speed-trap capital of the Mid-West) where voters filed for recall petition even though there is no recall law. The Mayor resigned anyway.