A City of Santa Monica Telecommunications Tax, Measure SM
ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot
for voters in the City of Santa Monica in Los Angeles County
, where it was approved.
Measure SM increased the existing utility users tax in San Gabriel and extended it to more utilities.
| Measure SM|
| Yes|| 20,254|| 51.4%|
- These final, certified, election results are from the Los Angeles County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|| MEASURE SM: "Shall an ordinance be adopted to continue and update Santa Monica’s Utilities Tax on telecommunication services to fund City activities including police, fire, paramedic and emergency services, school and afterschool programs, gang and drug prevention programs, parks and recreation programs, environmental protection and other general fund services, with tax-exemptions for low-income seniors and disabled residents, with provisions ensuring equal treatment of taxpayers regardless of technology used, and with expenditures subject to independent annual audits?"