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.

Diana April 28, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Oh James, really, like you are not the one that is out there throwing out hateful words and name calling, people have a right to speak as they feel, and if Chris can't take it maybe she should remove herself from the public eye and all of you should go quietly with her.
Diana April 28, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Anyone who is interested in helping with the Hickman recall contact Chris Hyland. It's time for some changes in Lake Elsinore and that means it time for Melendez, Hickman and Web to go. So Long Three Stooges. Posted by James Carville April 25th at 2:40 PM, an open invitation for anyone to contact Chris Hyland, no specific contact information provided, therefore Larry trying help the cause posted her phone number, it was the wrong one but he was just trying to help out.
Diana April 28, 2012 at 04:12 AM
I have never "trashed" Chris Hyland, that is unless you James are Chris Hyland, then I am guilty of trashing you every chance that I get. So did you just blow your cover and you are Chris Hyland..................print that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Diana April 28, 2012 at 04:16 AM
JAMES CARVILLE SAID: Where was the scarecrow last night when the prominent Ms. Hyland spoke about the Recall Petitions ready for signatures this week. Ms. Hyland also mentioned if any want to volunteer, please contact her. So how do we contact Ms. Hyland and get involved, it's time to clean up the City Council. Can't wait until November to get rid of the rest of the rift raft. Are more people getting involved with ABLE, they seem to be intimitated by the pressure from City Hall, guess they will be going away soon. hMM "SCARECROW" MIGHT BE CONSIDERED SLANDER?
Diana April 28, 2012 at 04:49 AM
OHHHHH My, Mr. Lada the wrath of the Patch Chris Hyland defenders are gonna rip you a new one...........hahahah I love this!!!!!!!!!!
jill smith April 28, 2012 at 08:04 AM
I just thought of something very funny. chris will be sitting in the hot sun at Stater Bros trying to gather signatures and people wil ask why do you want to recall Mr. Hickman and Chris will say because he fired Bob Braddddddy waaaa waaaaa. He is racist and an elder abuser . In Cris's world she /james carvill are the only ones allowed to abuse others. Chris try to concentrate the night Bradys contract was renewed Melendez was not there to vote. Now try to connnncennnntrate please. If Melendez, Weber and Hickman had coluded ahead of time and violated the Brown act and planed on fireing Brady then surley Melendez would have shown up and he would have been fired. If you were not so senile you would see it was exactly the opposite Melendez in her anger decided not to show up because she probably thought Weber would vote to keep Brady because Brady and Weber got along well. Can you imagine how shocked she was when she found out weber voted to do the right thing and oust him for doing in all fairness a mediocare job. Now as difficult as it is for you to accept the fact they took another vote is not a violation of the Brown act and if you dont like what as you call him butt boy did tough titties old lady get a grip and be glad someone on the council acts independently. Are you still concentrating because Im not done dopey.
jill smith April 28, 2012 at 08:14 AM
If you had one ounce of commen sense you would realize Melendez ,Hickman and Butt Boy as you call him are not going to tell the entire public why Brady was fired because this would make it more difficult for Brady to get a job in the future. I know your so feeble you will now continue on with a new version of a new conspiracy.
jill smith April 28, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Their will be someone hearing kaching kaching kaching but it wont be carville
Roberto April 28, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Diana doesn't live in the City of Lake Elsinore and the recall is none of her business. She's sticking her nose into an issue that does not pertain to her. Lada has no business posting Chris Hylands Address and phone number Chris is a private citizen at risk of harm is simply the lowest common denominator at work.
Diana April 28, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Roberto, My address is LAKE ELSINORE, I spend my tax dollars in this town, do business in this town and use the roads, so sorry but it is my business like it or not!!
Roberto April 28, 2012 at 04:23 PM
You are not a resident of the City of Lake Elsinore. Butt your nose out of our business.
Roberto April 28, 2012 at 04:54 PM
We can put your phone number and address out there but we have more class than that.
Diana April 28, 2012 at 05:19 PM
You can do whatever you want I am not now or ever will be threatened by you. But please when you post the information don't forget to post my rental properties in the the City too, we want to make sure that your information is accurate, right??
Roberto April 28, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Diana, you cannot vote in the City of Lake Elsinore recall election. Go support your candidate for County Supe. This is none of your business unless of course you just want to interfere in City Politics.
Mirna Alfonso (Editor) April 28, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Please can we keep it civil folks?
Mirna Alfonso (Editor) April 28, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Let's leave Ms. Hyland's address out of the site shall we?
Diana April 28, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Chris you should be careful you really are showing who is posting under the name of James, and Roberto very obvious to me. Shouldn't you be out on the streets gathering those signatures on such a glorious, beautiful sunshiny day? I myself am going for a Harley ride, we'll look for your signature gathers throughout the City. Make it a great day!!!!!!!!
Diana April 29, 2012 at 12:39 AM
James there is only one person that knows my whereabouts and that is Chris!!!!!!! You are exposed!!!
Tonto April 29, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Looks like the City of Bell is alive and well in Lake Elsinore :(
jill smith April 29, 2012 at 06:13 AM
To everyone that writes on this blog dont let Chris Highland intimidate you. We all have a right to our opinion and everything I write on here is my opinion. It is my opinion Chris has opened two web sites and she is posting as Roberto and James Carville. Any statements you write on here if posted as an opinion yes even a defamatory opinion is protected under the first ammendment. We have something in this country called free speech.
Katheryn April 29, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Free speech until you instigate harm toward another person then than would be considered a hate crime.
jill smith April 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Someone put chris's address on this blog. That was wrong and I did not agree with that, harm could come to her by doing that, the potential is there. She claims she's noble then she should stop spewing out one side of the story and stirring up trouble for herself. 99.9% of these comments are no threat to Highland they just tell the otherside of the story and in the process give her a dose of her own medicine.
Roberto April 30, 2012 at 12:15 AM
That is a nice post Jill. Everyone is entitled to an opinion as long as it doesn't put them in fear for their personal well being. There are several whom I would watch out for. Vandalism, torchings etc. are nothing new here. It's better to remain cognizant and not make it convienient for these types. Your opinion of giving her a dose of her own medicine is just that, your opinion.
jill smith April 30, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Roberto your not Chris I know that . No one should torch cars and flatten tires and yes that does happen people need to be carefull I agree . Do you think going on a web site and telling half truths and spewing hate is going to help.
jill smith April 30, 2012 at 02:01 AM
People should not call names butt boy etc if there is a psychopath out there that might just set him off.
Diana April 30, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Roberto Said, "Vandalism, torchings etc. are nothing new here." You can bet that if this kind of action ever comes to my door I will know exactly where to send the police, I have been threatened, name called, slandered and accused by James Carville and both Roberto's for weeks, and of course I have a file, I started months ago with a poster called Suzy Gall, printing and saving the threatening posts.
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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