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.