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City of Lathrop Sales Tax Increase, Measure C (November 2012)
Measure C levied a one-cent sales tax on the sale of goods and services in the City of Sacramento. The tax will exist in perpetuity (that is, it does not "sunset" in a certain number of years). It is expected that the new tax will generate $2 million a year in new revenues for the city.
Proceeds from the tax are not earmarked for any specific type of spending. Because of that, a simple majority vote is required to pass the measure.
- Final official results from the San Joaquin County elections office.
Measure C was supported by:
- Mayor J. "Chaka" Santos. He said, "The bottom line is: You can't put a price on safety. I want people to feel safe when they come into Lathrop."
- City council member Chris Mateo. He said, "We think that the voters will realize that this measure is for the benefit of the community."