More than 100 people were at St Mark's church, in Shettleston, to discuss a health scare caused by a fire at a disused school.
Locals voiced their concerns to solicitors Patrick McGuire and Chris Gordon and Shettleston councillor Frank McAveety.
The meeting was called by Thompsons Solicitors, a firm specialising in asbestos compensation claims.
Council chiefs insist that only "extremely low amounts of asbestos fibres were found" after vandals torched St Mark's Primary two months ago. The school – which had lain empty for two years – was later demolished.
Asbestos fibres were removed from the roofs nearby.
Resident Nessie Mitchell, 55, said she thought the council handled this "totally inappropriately".
She said: "They should have had a strategy in place to deal with this sort of incident. They should have demolished that school as soon as they were finished using it or at least have had 24-hour security on the site."
Mr McGuire said that there is no law which suggests local authorities must demolish or remove the material.
He said the best course of action would be to form an action group to highlight the risk of asbestos in disused buildings.
Mr McGuire said: "There is a gap in legislation that this incident highlights."
Councillor McAveety said forensic data is still being collected but he "guaranteed" that a meeting with council officers would be called once all the forensic data was available.
A council spokeswoman described some comments on the situation as "scaremongering."