City Council Election
On Tuesday, November 6, the City will hold a general municipal election to fill three Diamond Bar City Council seats. The nomination period for this election is Monday, July 16 through Friday, August 10 at 4:30 p.m. If an incumbent does not file nomination papers by the closing date, this period will be extended to Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
Individuals interested in running for office should contact the Diamond Bar City Clerk's Office to schedule an appointment to take out nomination papers and receive a candidate handbook. Appointments take approximately 30 minutes and there is a $25 processing fee for the nomination papers and other election-related materials.
Transient Occupancy Tax - Measure Q
Also on the ballot, is a City measure to fund Diamond Bar local services. The measure proposes an increase to the local Transient Occupancy Tax paid solely by hotel guests from its current rate of 10 percent to 14 percent providing approximately $450,000 annually, with no expiration date to be used for neighborhood sheriff protection, traffic safety improvements, local parks, trails, senior and youth recreation programs and other city services be adopted. for more information, visit www.diamondbarca.gov/tot
Elections for Diamond Bar City Council members are regularly scheduled during the month of November for even-numbered years. Statewide and national elections are held in even-numbered years. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is responsible for conducting these election activities. For polling location information and election results online for local, state and federal elections, visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's website or call 800-815-2666.
City Council Candidate Qualifications
Any United States citizen may run for the Diamond Bar City Council as long as he or she is registered to vote in Diamond Bar at the time nomination papers are issued. Council Members are elected at-large for terms of four years. Required forms include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Candidate Statement Form (where the candidate indicates background, education and anything else he or she feels qualifies him or her for the job)
- Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement and Campaign Finance Disclosure Statement
- Nomination Petition (which must be signed by at least 20, but not more than 30, validly registered Diamond Bar voters)
All necessary forms are available from the Diamond Bar City Clerk on the opening date of the nomination period (113 days prior to the municipal election). Forms are only available during the 30-day nomination period. For more specific qualifications and filing deadlines, persons interested in becoming candidates should contact the Diamond Bar City Clerk's office by calling 909-839-7010 or by visiting City Hall during regular office hours.