The San Jose City Council on Tuesday declined to put a tax measure on the November ballot amid potential lukewarm support, according to a published report.

The decision came after a poll found that only half of those surveyed supported a special sales tax dedicated to public safety services, short of the two-thirds needed, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The paper said Mayor Chuck Reed and other City Council members appeared more supportive of a sales tax measure on the November 2012 ballot.

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