An initiative drive aimed at bringing district elections to the city of Glendale got off to a slow start Tuesday night, but organizers said they were not daunted by the small turnout at the meeting to kick off the drive.
About 15 people showed up at the YWCA on Lexington Street to volunteer to circulate petitions in an attempt to change the present at-large system to one in which members are elected from separate districts.
The meeting room, decorated with balloons and Glendale city maps, was half-full when former City Council candidate Robin Westmiller stepped up to the podium to encourage audience members to fight for election reform.
"This is a monumental task," she said. "We need your help."
Most of the meeting was spent in explaining how to gather signatures. The group, which calls itself the Coalition for Electoral Reform, needs about 15,000 signatures from registered Glendale voters to place the initiative on the November, 1990, ballot.