With election season right around the corner, the city of Diamond Bar is taking the required steps to set a date for the November race.
The Diamond Bar City Council tonight will consider adopting three resolutions clearing the way for a general election to be held Nov. 5.
One resolution requests that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors consolidate a general municipal election with school elections.
A consolidated race means the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder's Office would do all of the election planning and running, according to staff. That would include finding workers for polling places, mailing out sample ballots, and canvassing election results.
City staff estimates that the election costs for Diamond Bar will total around $140,000.
Mayor Pro Tem Ron Everett, as well as council members Ling-Ling Chang and Steve Tye, hold the three seats up for election.
Chang, who is running for outgoing Assemblyman Curt Hagman's seat, said she also plans to vie for re-election to the council.
The Diamond Bar City Council meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the AQMD Government Center, 21865 Copley Drive.