STOCKTON (CBS13) — Two measures on the ballot in Stockton have passed, according to unofficial results in from the San Joaquin County Clerk Recorder’s Office.

Measure A passed with 52.02 percent of the vote, while Measure B passed by a wider margin at 59.67 percent.

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A paltry 21 percent of registered Stockton voters turned out for the election.

Measure A would increase Stockton’s sales tax to 9 percent. Measure B would tell city leaders to spend 65 percent of that new revenue on law enforcement, and 35 percent on getting out of bankruptcy.

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City leaders say they would be forced to make drastic cuts, including closing all libraries and reducing fire department funding if Measure A fails.

But opponents aren’t sold on that argument, saying other cuts can be made through the bankruptcy process, including reducing public pension payouts.

MEASURE A
YES:
52.02 percent
13,273 votes
NO:
47.48 percent
11,997 votes

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MEASURE B
YES:
59.67 percent;
14,809 votes
NO:
40.33 percent
10,008 votes