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”
“[The fire fee] was promised and promoted and passed to be dedicated for fire prevention. That has been irrefutably disproven.”
- Senator Jim Nielsen, California State Senate 4th District
“With its own documents, the state has said that there is going to be no money available for distribution to local entities for fire prevention services until 2017.”
- Diane Dillon, Napa County Supervisor
“I think there will be lawsuits because it’s not a fee, it’s a tax. I think the public reaction will be one of anger.”
- Assessor Tom Bordonaro Jr., San Luis Obispo County
Senator George Runner (Ret.), Member of the State Board of Equalization.