The City of Alhambra needs more funding to make major sewer system repairs, but the increase won't go forward if a majority of rate payers submit written protests against it.
Here are the people running for three open City Council seats and two school board seats.
The ordinance will go into effect if it passes a second reading.
The Alhambra City Council is expected to adopt a first reading of a tree protection ordinance.
The majority of respondents picked housing and crime as the most important issues for this November's city elections.
Alhambra's new mayor is making the environment, parks, traffic and the economy his priorities.
The director of finance presented the projected revenues and expenditures to the Alhambra City Council.
Alhambra's mayor rotates every nine months among the City Council.
The Alhambra City Council is also expected to allocate money for a Rose Parade Float, a fitness court at Alhambra Park and to contract with the Chamber of Commerce.
Alhambra Mayor Stephen Sham celebrated recent city initiatives on emergency preparedness and public safety, as well as new condominiums, shops and restaurants and hotels to the city.