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 complaints from Republican legislators are on target. The agency should end the tax and issue refunds.”
- Orange County Register Editorial
“[T]he problems that will be caused through the implementation of this fee… include the negative impact to funding local fire departments, the unfairness of rural residents potentially double- or triple-paying for the same services, and the overall threat to California’s statewide mutual aid fire system.”
- Testimony from the Regional Council of Rural Counties
“The politicians’ intention here is to extract more money from homeowners’ wallets without spending any money on new services.”
- Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, President
Senator George Runner (Ret.), Member of the State Board of Equalization.