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Committee To Recall Daryl Hickman Begins Gathering Petition Signatures

The number of valid petition signatures needed to put the recall on the November ballot is 3,369, which is 20 percent of Lake Elsinore registered voters.

An effort to recall a Lake Elsinore City Councilman will get underway Thursday as the process of gathering petition signatures begins in the community.

The Committee to Recall Daryl Hickman headed by Lake Elsinore resident Chris Hyland will attempt to gather 5,000 petition signatures from registered Lake Elsinore voters between April 26 and the deadline of Aug. 23 at 5 p.m.

The number of valid petition signatures needed to put the recall on the November ballot is 3,369, which is 20 percent of Lake Elsinore registered voters, but Hyland said she has set the bar higher to ensure the quota is met.

After the Aug. 23 deadline, signatures must be verified by the Riverside County Registrar of Voters; invalid signatures will be discarded. If enough signatures qualify, the issue will be put to Lake Elsinore voters.

“He is going to be recalled,” Hyland said emphatically.

The senior citizen has maintained she is acting alone in her efforts to recall Hickman and is looking for volunteers to assist with the signature-gathering process for the petition.

“I want to get as many people as I can,” she said, noting that she can be contacted via email at chrishyland@ca.rr.com or via mail at: Committee to Recall Daryl Hickman, P.O. Box 1032, Lake Elsinore, CA 92531.

To garner petition signatures, Hyland said, “We will be at grocery stores, going door-to-door.”

The catalyst for the recall initiative was the firing of Lake Elsinore City Manager Bob Brady by City Council, according to Hyland. On March 13, council members voted 3-2 to fire Brady. Council members Hickman, Melissa Melendez and Peter Weber voted to terminate his contract, while Bob Magee and Mayor Brian Tisdale voted keep the city manager in place.

Hyland has stated she would like to recall Melendez and Weber as well, but contends that and are legal obstructions.

During the April 24 Lake Elsinore City Council meeting, A Better Lake Elsinore (ABLE) president Harvey Ryan addressed council members and said that while some in his group favor the recall, the political action committee is not behind the effort.

, but Hyland, who regularly speaks out on issues affecting the community, takes full responsibility for the endeavor.

“ABLE has nothing to do with this,” she said.

Roberto April 30, 2012 at 04:52 AM
I agree and if you find something I posted like this with my moniker or name on it let me know. To the Patch editor I have flagged outright slander post as inappropiate. Please remove it.
Diana May 01, 2012 at 02:00 AM
You keep trying to reassure us that Chris is not posting on the Patch, yet things that you have posted to me proves to me that she is posting on the Patch, reason being I have spoken to her personally and only she would know what you have posted directly to me under the name of James and Roberto. So if you are not Chris then I would suggest that you stop posting such hateful, cruel accusations because you really are making her look bad, and if you are Chris, you are not doing a very good job of concealing your identity. And BTW, it was Chris that carried the "three blind mice" sign at Bradys termination, I was there.
Diana May 18, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Hey anyone interested in signing the recall petition Chris and her side Kick Lori are standing in front of Staters on Lakeshore in the hot sun gathering signatures. Not sure I would of picked that grocery store, have you ever seen the people that go in and out of there, i'm sure most are not registered voters, then they probably can't sign their name either. Now that is funny, she should of picked the first of the month for this store when they all got there welfare money!!!!!!!!!!
Katheryn May 20, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I stopped by the store this morning and no one was there, can anyone tell me where we sign the Recall of Hickman petition? Everyone needs to watch the new video of Ms. Hyland and her friend.

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