San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/19/2013 05:44:48 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — After delivering the legally required notice that he intended to start a recall petition against the city clerk, Rey Dandy Lachica got a letter saying the notice had been rejected – by the City Clerk’s Office.

After Lachica went to the county Registrar of Voters Office to fix the problem that caused the rejection – the address on his notice didn’t match the address on file with the registrar – he received another note.

“Today this office was made aware of additional information regarding how the Registrar’s Office handles matters regarding address discrepancies,” said the letter, which was sent Thursday by Deputy City Clerk Linda Hartzel. “In light of this information, please be advised that your Notice of Intention to Circulate a Recall Petition for removal from office of City Clerk Georgeann Hanna has been reconsidered, and it will be filed as of May 13, 2013, the date that it was delivered to the City Clerk’s office. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. ”

Lachica says it’s more than an inconvenience – he thinks it’s an intentional obstacle that reveals a conflict of interest.

“They tried to go around and do something so the recall would not be continued,” Lachica said.

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