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Measure C helps cover Lathrop’s police, fire service
Approximately 80 percent of the additional sales tax that Lathrop residents pay goes to cover police and fire service. That was the takeaway from an impromptu discussion last week about Measure C — the one-cent sales tax increase that voters approved in 2012 as a general tax that can be used anywhere the city feels best meets the needs of residents, as long as it is used in accordance with the spirit of the measure itself.