Alhambra City Council voted Monday to consolidate municipal elections with U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 4. Three council members will be up for re-election: Barbara Messina, Luis Ayala, and current Alhambra mayor Stephen Sham.
"This is the ordinance that's needed to call the election," explained Alhambra City Attorney Joseph Montes. "Later in the next couple of months, you'll get the resolution to consolidate the election with the county election in November. But this is the first step."
If re-elected in November, Messina, Ayala, and Sham will each serve their third consecutive terms on City Council. The three council members were elected in 2006 and automatically re-elected in 2010 after the city canceled municipal elections due to a lack of challengers. Incumbents cannot serve more than three consecutive terms on City Council, according to Alhambra Municipal Code.
Weren't able to attend the meeting? You can watch it here. City Council usually meets every second and fourth Monday of the month on the second floor of City Hall: 111 S. First St., Alhambra, Calif., 91801. The next regular meeting will be on Feb. 24.