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 SRA fee will have a significant, long-term, adverse impact on the state’s multifaceted fire-protection system… The resources available to respond to the state’s frequent major events will likely be less, not more.”
- Commentary from Fire Chief James E. Little (Long Valley Fire Protection District) from the California Farm Bureau Federation’s AgAlert
“Brown could save himself and the state some trouble by restoring full funding to Cal Fire and eliminating the fire fee now.”
- Trinity Journal Editorial
“The complaints from Republican legislators are on target. The agency should end the tax and issue refunds.”
- Orange County Register Editorial
Senator George Runner (Ret.), Member of the State Board of Equalization.