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{{TOCnestright}}A '''San Francisco Telephone Tax Act, Proposition O''' ballot question was on the [[November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California#San Francisco|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures#November 4|San Francisco]], where it was '''approved.'''
The '''San Francisco Telephone Tax Act''', or '''Proposition O''', was on the [[California 2008 local ballot measures|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures|San Francisco]] for voters in the City of San Francisco.
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Proposition O was '''approved''' with 66.74% of the vote.
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Proposition O replaced the citiy's Emergency Response Fee with a general tax (Access Line Tax) at the same rates and with the same exemptions. Revenue from this tax goes to the City's General Fund.  
  
==Ballot language==
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Proposition O also revised the Telephone Users Tax to:
  
The language on the ballot said:
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* Define "telephone communications services" to include current and future technologies for telephone communications, including voice over internet protocol (VOIP) services, and
:Shall the City replace the Emergency Response Fee with an Access Line Tax at the same rates and with the same exemptions, and revise the Telephone Users Tax?  
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* Give examples of the types of charges subject to this tax, including charges for conference calls, voicemail, and call waiting; activation, termination, and late payment fees; and universal service charges.
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Proposition O continued the Telephone Users Tax exemption for residential landline services. It also stated that voters approve the City's past collection of the Telephone Users Tax and the Emergency Response Fee.
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==Election results==
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Proposition O
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| no = 103,679
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| nopct = 33.26
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:''These final, certified, results are from the [http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=1793 San Francisco elections office].''
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==Ballot question==
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  text = '''Proposition O:''' "Shall the City replace the Emergency Response Fee with an Access Line Tax at the same rates and with the same exemptions, and revise the Telephone Users Tax?"
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==Path to the ballot==
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Proposition O was referred to the ballot on July 29, 2008 by an 11-0 vote of the [[San Francisco Board of Supervisors]].
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'''In favor:''' Supervisors Alioto-Pier, Ammiano, Chu, Daly, Dufty, Elsbernd, Maxwell, McGoldrick, Mirkarimi, Peskin and Sandoval.
  
 
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* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/uploadedfiles/elections/candidates/QualifiedLocalBallotMeasuresWithTitlesAsOf81508_3.pdf List of all measures on the November 4 San Francisco ballot]
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* [http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/pdf/main/gic/elections/November4_2008.pdf November 4, 2008 official San Francisco voter guide]
* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/elections_page.asp?id=70720 Election results]
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* [http://www.sfusualsuspects.com/system/files/u14/Fall_Line_-_Maps_and_Analysis_from_Nov_2008.pdf David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures]
 
* [http://www.sfusualsuspects.com/system/files/u14/Fall_Line_-_Maps_and_Analysis_from_Nov_2008.pdf David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures]
  
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Latest revision as of 11:07, 26 December 2012

A San Francisco Telephone Tax Act, Proposition O ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, where it was approved.

Proposition O replaced the citiy's Emergency Response Fee with a general tax (Access Line Tax) at the same rates and with the same exemptions. Revenue from this tax goes to the City's General Fund.

Proposition O also revised the Telephone Users Tax to:

  • Define "telephone communications services" to include current and future technologies for telephone communications, including voice over internet protocol (VOIP) services, and
  • Give examples of the types of charges subject to this tax, including charges for conference calls, voicemail, and call waiting; activation, termination, and late payment fees; and universal service charges.

Proposition O continued the Telephone Users Tax exemption for residential landline services. It also stated that voters approve the City's past collection of the Telephone Users Tax and the Emergency Response Fee.

Election results

Proposition O
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 208,044 66.74%
No103,67933.26%
These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Proposition O: "Shall the City replace the Emergency Response Fee with an Access Line Tax at the same rates and with the same exemptions, and revise the Telephone Users Tax?"[1]

Path to the ballot

Proposition O was referred to the ballot on July 29, 2008 by an 11-0 vote of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

In favor: Supervisors Alioto-Pier, Ammiano, Chu, Daly, Dufty, Elsbernd, Maxwell, McGoldrick, Mirkarimi, Peskin and Sandoval.

See also

External links

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