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Local teens get a lesson in politics

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Blake Schimke argues for a tax on soda during the Teen Lead mock city council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Teens in Teen Lead, a Lodi Youth Commission program that introduces teens to local civil and business leaders, played the roles of all parties involved in a city council meeting, including council members, police and fire chiefs and concerned citizens. With the supervision of Mayor JoAnne Mounce, the mock city council deliberated and passed a soda tax with a vote of five to two.

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