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City of San Jose Telecommunications Taxes, Measures J and K (November 2008)

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Two San Jose Telecommunications Taxes, Measures J and K ballot questions were on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the City of San Jose in Santa Clara County. Both were approved.

Measure J approved an ordinance to "eliminate the 911 fee of $1.75 per telephone line and replace it with a 10% reduced tax of $1.57 with a corresponding reduction for commercial-type trunk lines."

Measure K approved an ordinance to "reduce the telecommunications users tax rate from 5% to 4.5%; to update the ordinance and apply the tax equally regardless of technology used."

Election results

Measure J

Measure J
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 217,976 77.69%
No62,59822.31%

Measure K

Measure K
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 220,146 79.55%
No56,59220.45%
These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Clara County elections office.

Ballot questions

Measure J

Measure J asked, "Shall an ordinance be adopted to eliminate the 911 fee of $1.75 per telephone line and replace it with a 10% reduced tax of $1.57 with a corresponding reduction for commercial-type trunk lines, to support essential City services such as police, fire, emergency response, parks, and libraries; to continue exemptions for low-income senior citizens or low-income disabled households, subject to existing audits?"

Measure K

Measure K asked, "Shall an ordinance be adopted to reduce the telecommunications users tax rate from 5% to 4.5%; to update the ordinance and apply the tax equally regardless of technology used; in order to support essential City services, such as police, fire, emergency response, street maintenance, parks and libraries; while maintaining current exemptions; subject to existing audits?"

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