LEN Robinson has unfinished business as Blacktown mayor.
He wants another year in the job and hopes to be re-elected at Wednesday night's election.
Liberal councillors were due to meet last night to decide who runs for the party.
"I'll be putting my hat in the ring and hope I get the support from my colleagues," Councillor Robinson told the Star on Thursday.
"But a week is a long time."
Media speculation was rife last week that Liberal councillor Jess Diaz has put his hand up.
He's the father of federal Greenway candidate Jaymes, who lost after a controversial campaign.
"Cr Diaz has made no secret of his plans to become mayor," Cr Robinson said.
"I'm half way through a range of issues that need to be addressed," Cr Robinson said.
"Blacktown is one of the biggest councils in the state but every time we want to get something fixed, Labor councillors move rescission motions and amendments.
"We've spent half the year arguing about rubbish. It's like an eagle trying to soar while surrounded by crows."
Cr Diaz didn't return the Star's calls.
Labor councillors will decide today who they'll put forward, tipped to be Councillor Alan Pendleton.
The balance of power will come down to independent councillor Russ Dickens. He wants to speak with Cr Diaz first but indicated he's likely to side with the Liberals — with conditions.
"The Liberals need another chance," Cr Dickens said. "But they need to give more consideration to community consultation."
Labor councillors had a message for whoever gets the top job.
"Respect the people and remember why they elected you," Cr Charlie Lowles said. "It's about delivering services to the community."
The Penrith mayoral election will be held next Monday night.