West Covina district petition filed with clerk’s office

Fred Sykes, a West Covina resident, submitted the councilmanic/district petition today at West Covina City Clerk’s office. Sykes said he and a crew of people that support dividing the city into five districts collected nearly 7,386 signatures over the past few months. 

In order to get a special election, 7,188 – or 15 percent of the city’s registered voters — were required. They are hoping to save money by piggypacking the ballot measure on one of two elections: 1. The Governor’s tax intiative, or 2. The race to replace former Rep. Hilda Solis. Of course, the feasibility of doing so is still in question.

Now, the city clerk has to sign off on it before the signatures are verified at the county.

  • Rudy

    Change…….is coming.

  • WC Voter

    This is a Power Grab by Hernandez ans Sykes. Both of them are lying to people when they knock on doors and tell people that it will cost no money to the city.

    Hernandez and Sykes are corrupt lairs.

  • Love West Covina

    Here we go again, someone wants to get on council and cant seem to do it legitatmately (what a loser!). Sykes why dont you try to do it without deceiving the unsuspecting residents of West Covina and tell them this is so you might have a chance to get on council. As for what I see you have no job and want to feel important. But hey guess what I too live on the south side, got some money saved up, so maybe I’ll run against you if your scheme works.

  • Anonymous

    This is a Power Grab by Hernandez ans Sykes. Both of them are lying to people when they knock on doors and tell people that it will cost no money to the city.

    Hernandez and Sykes are corrupt lairs.

  • Rudy

    WC, Love & Anony…
    Change is coming no matter what you call it.
    We need change and that’s what we’ll get.
    Get ready to embrace change instead of fearing it.

  • Old Man

    Change always happens. So what you are saying Rudy is like saying your going to eat tommorrow.

    Let’s hope the change is not based on the misconeption and lies as this petition has been spread around.

    These petition folks came to my neighbors home and would not leave. They were forcefull and rude. They said things that were not true. I didn’t open my door when they came to my home. Another one of my neighbors was actually scared of these folks.

    If you really look at reasons why a group would be so forcefull and in your face about this? It doesn’t make sense that it’s about the current council people because some of them have only been in office a few years. There is more to this and I hope people see that.

  • Rudy

    There’s no guarantee that I am going to eat or be here tomorrow.
    Old Man, I feel you. I know that you would like to keep the status quo. I know how it feels when someone it’s trying to change what you’ve work for very hard.
    Most likely, you’re a long time resident and are an important resident and contributor of the city.
    I am not saying that your contributions are irrelevant, but look around, WC still a beautiful city, only with a diferent face.
    Whether in 2009 or 2011 or 2013 for that matter, the face of City Hall WILL change.
    Opponents will use any and all alterantives to stop it….but at the end…the desire of the majority will prevail.
    When that happens, we can still be friends and work together for a better West Covina.
    Keep on eye on the 2010 sensus….

  • WC Lover

    This is a Power Grab by Hernandez ans Sykes. Both of them are lying to people when they knock on doors and tell people that it will cost no money to the city.

    Hernandez and Sykes are corrupt lairs.

  • Old Man

    Rudy, Of course there is no guarantee you will eat just like there is no guarantee things will change! Nothing is guaranteed. My point exactly.

    If WC is still a beautiful city as you stated, why the desire to change it so?

    And the desire of the majority will always prevail, that’s why you have the current council people on board and lets not forget that. If the public want change, so be it. However, I would strongly hope it’s based on honesty.

    I like to keep what works, not always status quo but whatever works, works. Seems to me the only thing wrong in this political world is those that lie about others to get their way.

  • Anonymous

    The initiative sponsor Sykes has been unsuccessful in his bids to get elected to the City Council. when asked about, voting away my right to vote. He said that is a “fallacy”.

    It “IS A FACT” that if this passes, we lose our votes to elect council members for our city. I would get one vote every four years. That is not a fallacy, but a FACT. If you think I would vote to take away my own votes, well, let me put it this way… NO WAY IN HELL!

  • Lose My Vote

    The initiative sponsor Sykes has been unsuccessful in his bids to get elected to the City Council. when asked about, voting away my right to vote. He said that is a “fallacy”.

    It “IS A FACT” that if this passes, we lose our votes to elect council members for our city. I would get one vote every four years. That is not a fallacy, but a FACT. If you think I would vote to take away my own votes, well, let me put it this way… NO WAY IN HELL!