Two measures key to the future of Stockton passed last night.
Measure A raising Stockton's sales tax three-quarters of a cent, passed with a narrow 52 percent of the vote. It's aimed at putting more police on the streets. Stan Devereax with Taxpayers for Measure A says the people have moved in the right direction.
"Well Stockton residents, those that voted for Measure A, understood what was at stake. That they needed pass to Measure A, put more police officers on the street so that business would continue to want to come here to the city, and residents would want to continue to live here," Devereax said.
Also passing, Measure B, garnering 56 percent of the vote. Both measures will now work in sync to provide additional law enforcement and use remaining funds to help pay off Stockton's $11 million debt more quickly.