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”
“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)
“What is this fee supposed to accomplish? It does not fight fires…”
- Terry from Bear Valley Springs
“None of the new money will go to actually fighting fires and most of these rural homeowners already pay extra into local fire suppression districts that are actually responsible for fighting fires.”
- Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, President
Senator George Runner (Ret.), Member of the State Board of Equalization.