All eyes will be on city hall on Monday afternoon to see if Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps will run for a second term in 2018.
Helps said she will be making an announcement about her intentions for the year ahead in her office at Victoria City Hall on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m.
In the 2014 municipal election, Helps defeated two-term Mayor Dean Fortin by just 89 votes. Helps was a councillor at the time.
The next general local elections in British Columbia are scheduled for Oct. 20, 2018.