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”
“I don’t mind paying my fair share to help protect watershed and public lands. But, since everybody has access to public lands, everybody benefits from the protection of them, and everybody should share in the cost.”
- Craig from Modoc County
“Many rural residents already pay for local fire districts, making the new fee essentially a double payment for coverage.”
- San Francisco Chronicle Editorial (August 14, 2012)
“Please understand that we are opposed to this fire fee because we believe it is a way to get around our tax laws requiring a 2/3 vote.”
- David from Butte Valley
Senator George Runner (Ret.), Member of the State Board of Equalization.