Alhambra City Council will vote Wednesday on canceling the elections for three unopposed city incumbents. If approved, council members Barbara Messina and Luis Ayala, as well as Alhambra School Board member Robert Gin, will be automatically re-appointed.
Council will also vote on canceling the elections for the Fifth District seat on the School Board. Chester Chau, the only candidate, did not obtain the required number of signatures from registered voters in his district to be nominated, according to Alhambra City Clerk Lauren Myles.
City officials can cancel municipal elections if no one or only one person has been nominated for that position, according to California Election Code. Officials can then appoint the nominated candidate to office or appoint an eligible elector if no one has been nominated. Alhambra canceled municipal elections in 2010 for the first time when all City Council and School Board incumbents ran unopposed.
The first district City Council seat is still up for election in November. Challenger Eric Sunada will face off against incumbent Stephen Sham.
City Council will also vote Wednesday on transferring $1.5 million from the city's CDBG Economic Development Jobs Creation account to the operators of Alhambra Nissan and Garff Properties. The funds will go toward acquiring the property at 801 E. Main St. and expanding the existing car dealership at 726 E. Main St.
Nissan representatives presented on June 23 the proposed expansion design. The current car dealership will be used for used car sales and selling other brands, while the new proposed dealership will sell new Nissan cars, said Steve Craney from Goree Architects and Tony Kraatz from Kengraff Automotive Group.
City Council usually 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.