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San Jose city officials to consider placing sales tax hike on ballot

People living in San Jose will likely decide on a quarter-cent sales tax increase this November.

City officials are recommending the tax hike and San Jose City Council members are set to make a final decision during their meeting on Tuesday.

Officials must decide on whether to seek voter approval for a general tax measure, which would pass with a simple majority vote, or one earmarked for bolstering the city's depleted police and fire departments, which would require two-thirds approval.

The city says the increase would raise $34 million a year over its suggested 9-year span.

Our media partner, the San Jose Mercury News contributed to this story.
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