The Sacramento Bee’s Dan Walters comments on the connection between CAL FIRE’s secret fund and the Fire Fee in a report called “Dan Walters Daily: Hidden money and false poverty”
“Here’s another aspect that we didn’t even consider. Besides having to pay the fee, now our insurance rates are going to go up or you can’t get insurance.”
- Julie from Calaveras County
“We live on $727 a month and coming up with [the money for the fee], there’s no way to do it. We just barely make it month to month.”
- Sue from San Andreas
“I think this fee is very unfair.”
- Catherine from Tulare
Senator George Runner (Ret.), Member of the State Board of Equalization.