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.
| Measure U|
| Yes|| 185,246|| 62.92%|
- These final, certified, election results are from the Los Angeles County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|| 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?"