Stockton City Council Votes Unanimously to Put Sales Tax Hike on Ballot

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The Stockton City Council unanimously approved putting a three-quarter cent sales tax increase on the November ballot Tuesday evening.

The tax, if approved by voters, starts January 1. The city expects to see an additional $14 million roll in within the first fiscal year, and $28 million each fiscal year after that.

The tax would last for 10 years, or when the city’s general fund returns to 2009 levels.

It will be divided into parts – 35 percent would go toward the city’s general fund and 65 percent would go toward public safety under the Marshall Plan.

The Marshall Plan includes adding more police officers over the next three years and expanding city safety and anti-crime programs.

With the additional three-quarter cent hike, Stockton’s sales tax would hit nine percent.

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