County of Santa Cruz Emergency Response Fees and Taxes, Measure B (November 2008)

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A County of Santa Cruz Emergency Response Fees and Taxes, Measure B ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in Santa Cruz County, where it was narrowly defeated.[1]

If Measure B had been approved, it would have allowed the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors to:

  • Repeal an existing Emergency Response Fee.
  • Replace the fee with a tax of an equivalent amount per access line.
  • Charge that fee on both land lines and wireless devices.

The fees and taxes in question applied to subscribers to local telephone service in the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County.

Election results

Measure B
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No32,50150.93%
Yes 31,313 49.07%
These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Cruz County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure B: "Shall the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors repeal the existing Emergency Response Fee on telephone land lines that currently finances 9-1-1 services, and be authorized to replace the fee with a tax in the same amount per access line on land lines and cellular lines in the unincorporated area of the County so as to enable the Board of Supervisors to allocate additional funding for public services including public safety and 9-1-1 services?"[2]

See also

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References

  1. [1], Santa Cruz Voter's Pamphlet, Measure B
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.