A group calling itself Action Seattle, headed by Mount Baker activist Pat Murakami, has started collecting signatures to put a district elections charter amendment on the November ballot. The effort—which would create a hybrid city council, with five members elected from districts and four elected at large—is identical to, but not associated with, a districts proposal that was scuttled by supporters last month because of the difficulty of raising enough money to pay for a signature-gathering effort. Changing the way council members are elected would mean amending the city charter, which requires more signatures than an ordinary initiative—15 percent of the number who voted in the last city election, or about 26,000. Winpower Strategies consultant John Wyble, who worked on the previous districts initiative, says "they're doing their own thing."