Unincorporated Areas of the County of Los Angeles Utility Users Tax, Measure U (November 2008)

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An Unincorporated Areas of the County of Los Angeles Utility Users Tax, Measure U ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California, where it was approved.

Measure U reduced the existing tax on telecommunications in the unincorporated areas of the county from 5% to 4.5%, while simultaneously extending the tax to additional types of utilities, generating an overall tax increase.

Election results

Measure U
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 185,246 62.92%
No109,19037.08%
These final, certified, election results are from the Los Angeles County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

MEASURE U: "Shall an ordinance be adopted to validate and reduce Los Angeles County’s existing utility users tax from 5 percent to 4.5 percent; to continue funding essential services, including sheriff’s deputies, parks, libraries, street repairs, and other general fund services; update definitions to require equal treatment of taxpayers regardless of technology used; provide public review of expenditure and independent audits, and continue the low-income senior exemption?"

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