Stockton's Marshall Plan gets the go ahead | News
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.