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On the agenda: Alhambra municipal elections

Alhambra City Council will vote Monday whether or not to hold a municipal election on Nov. 4, the same day as the U.S. midterm election. Three seats on City Council and two seats on the Alhambra Unified School Board of Education will be up for election.

Mayor Stephen Sham and council members Barbara Messina and Luis Ayala will be up for re-election in November. The three council members were automatically re-elected for second terms in 2010 when municipal elections were canceled due to a lack of challengers. 

Messina, who was first elected in 1986 and re-elected in 2006, said residents' lack of interest stemmed from satisfaction. "Everything is running smoothly, everything is running well, why would you look to change it?" Messina said in September 2010. "We have a balanced budget, we haven’t had to lay off people, we haven’t had to cut programs."

Resident Shirley Tatsuno, however, thought it was time for change. “I don’t know, people are pretty cozy on that council," Tatsuno said in 2010. "And it wouldn’t hurt to have some new blood, that’s my opinion.”

City Council meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at City Hall. Read the complete agenda below. You can also download the document or make it larger using the controls on the bottom.

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