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.READ MORE: CBS13 Poll: Did You Do Any Black Friday Shopping This Year?
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.READ MORE: The Ultimate Guide To Black Friday 2021
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.
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