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Stockton's Marshall Plan gets the go ahead
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STOCKTON, Calif. A very long night for Stockton City Council members came to an end just after 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Following the previous day's lead topic of bankruptcy, the conversation shifted to a proposed sales tax increase and the Marshall Plan. 

Mayor Anthony Silva's two-pronged proposal for a sales tax increase would speculatively generate close to $18 million with the money going toward hiring as many as 100 police officers.

The first motion of the proposal, a plan to refer to a public safety committee for input, failed by a 3 - 4 vote.

The second element to approve a staff recommendation which was against the tax increase was approved 4 - 3.

The Marshall Plan, which suggests long-term solutions to Stockton's crime problem, as opposed to a short-term fix, was approved by a vote of 6 - 1. 

Silva was the lone dissenting vote.

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