The recall effort against Lake Elsinore City Councilman Daryl Hickman was in evidence Sunday at area stores, where petitioners sought signers.
Lake Elsinore resident Troye Dean, 43, set up his table Sunday afternoon in front of a local Walmart store on Grape Street.
He explained to Patch what the petition he was circulating concerned.
"It’s the grounds to recall him as a councilman due to his illegal actions from either hiding funds to using government properties for his own personal needs,” Dean said.
According to Dean, Hickman also bullied voters and taxpayers but did not expound on the allegations.
In addition to placing tables in front of stores, the volunteers will be going door to door to garner the requisite signatures.
Dylan Whisler, 20, of Lake Elsinore read the petition form and signed it.
He told Patch he felt that there was no way Hickman should stay in office, nor could he make amends for his perceived wrongdoing.
“We shouldn’t have somebody like that now.
He’s done so much wrong I mean … how could you redeem yourself with that?"
Neither Dean nor Whisler actually gave details of what they felt Hickman had done to deserve recall.
The goal of those involved in the effort is to secure 5,000 signatures before the matter can be put to the voters on the November ballot.
Only 3,369 are needed but organizers want no doubts raised about the validity of the petition.
To read more about the issue, please click here.
On Friday, the city clerk made public to the media a letter she wrote to Hickman responding to his apparent efforts to have her take out or alter the allegations made in the peitition.
To read about the city clerk's response to a purported attempt by Hickman to change the wording on the petition and the Notice of Intent to recall him, please click here.