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Hickman Recall Petition Being Circulated

On Sunday, a proponent of the recall effort against Lake Elsinore City Councilman Daryl Hickman sat outside of a local store, offering shoppers the option to sign a petition.

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.

Roberto April 30, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Let's get it on the ballot.
Marla Lankard April 30, 2012 at 02:27 PM
You are awesome for standing in the heat all day getting signatures for such a needed cause! Everybody out there.....dont pass this one by....please sign :)
Sharon April 30, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Of course they didn't give details! They don't have any! They listen to the lies told about Hickman and behave like robots. Come on people - do NOT become one of their puppets! Before you sign anything get out there and investigate yourselves. Call Mr. Hickman up and meet with him. Please know the facts before judging! Mr. Hickman is being railroaded by a few Lake Elsinore zealots.
Steve April 30, 2012 at 04:26 PM
The catalyst for the recall initiative was the firing of Lake Elsinore City Manager Bob Brady by City Council, according to Hyland. This statement was posted in a previous Patch article. "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,” so why exactly is Hickman being recalled? There seems to be some very conflicting information out there and on here as to just WHY he is being recalled!!!!!!!!! Don't be sheep people make up your own mind before you sign anything!!
Antonio April 30, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Hickman's support of Michel Knights fight with City over unsafe building/safety violations at Trevi Entertainment Center and Hickman's association with failed/unethical city council candidate Steve Manos is more than enough to get rid of Hickman. The days of the these sleazy types of politicians is over in Lake Elsinore.
Mike Duranic April 30, 2012 at 06:32 PM
If Hickman ever needs a brain transplant, I bet you his own brain will reject him. The ball is in the other court now, ask anyone this man has been threatening previous Mayors and Mr. Magee that Knight and him will recall them. The best option for him is to pick up his rude wife and get the heck out of this town, there aren't any more cats left in this city to be skinned. Mr. Hickman, I don't think you are a fool, but then what's MY opinion against thousands of others...
One Voice April 30, 2012 at 08:23 PM
You know Hickman may not be all that he is suppose to be to everyone, but then no politician ever is. It amazes me how grown people can stoop to such childish actions and words over an issue such as this. It is no wonder that LE is in the shape that it is in, all these rude and hateful comments from the citizens of LE pretty much explains the maturity level of those involved.
Diana April 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Does that mean you only got 11 signatures over the weekend?
Katheryn May 01, 2012 at 12:32 AM
I am with Roberto lets get this on the ballot and look for a positive change when Hickman is gone.
jill smith May 01, 2012 at 01:39 AM
The people that keep calling Lake Elsinore an arm pit are the ones that keep it smelling like FISHY B.O.
Diana May 01, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Rumor has it that they gathered 11 signatures over the weekend for the recall. They need 5,000 by August.......go team goooooooooo.
jill smith May 01, 2012 at 05:18 AM
Thats hilarious why would they admit that. Haaaaaaa haa ha I needed a good laugh before I went to bed. Im sure the haters will have a delightful message for me in the morning bring me some good morning cheer.
LE Patcher May 01, 2012 at 12:12 PM
After reading a few articles on your recall, Mr. Hickman, I'd like to see things from your point of view but I can't seem to get my head that far up my ***.
Diana May 01, 2012 at 04:43 PM
The 11 signatures was posted by Katheryn yesterday, but then she deleted her posting.
Roberto May 02, 2012 at 02:20 AM
All the same ole negative people. Yes, we can have an honest & responsive City Council that isn't anti-business and accountable. Let's move foraward in a positive direction by removing appointed Weber and anti-chamber Hickman.
Richard May 03, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Hickman is a friend of mine but he needs to step down. He has done some good things for the City but recently he has become a bitter voice. I wish he would resign and enjoy his retirement years in peace.
Diana May 08, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Why aren't we getting any updates on the recall, what happen to ABLE and their braggin rights on here???
jill smith May 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Chris is tired.
Diana May 10, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Jill..Chris.has been exposed by claiming she does not write on the Patch and then doing so under various names and the poor thing is not smart enough to change her verbage when posting so others can't figure out that James Carville, Lake Elsinore Resident and Roberto are all one in the same, they all post the same comments written in the same manner. I really did think she would be on here bragging though, maybe the recall is not going very well in their signature gathering?
Diana May 11, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Right back at ya sunshine
Roberto May 11, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Why aren't we getting any updates on the recall, what happen to ABLE and their braggin rights on here??? REPY: I guess you'll never know...

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