SAN FRANCISCO — Stockton’s City Council Tuesday night will consider whether it will become the largest U.S. city ever to file for bankruptcy protection after negotiations with creditors ended on Monday.

Stockton will announce during the council meeting on Tuesday the results of the confidential mediations with creditors. Those results will decide whether the city files for Chapter 9 protection in federal bankruptcy court, according to city spokeswoman Connie Cochran.

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