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 oppose the fee. I believe that the fee is a tax in disguise and that it violates the original intent of Article XIIA of the California Constitution. Before implementation, the voters should have been consulted, and without their approval, the fee should not exist.”
- Leslie Davis, Calaveras County Assessor
“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
“What is this fee supposed to accomplish? It does not fight fires…”
- Terry from Bear Valley Springs
Senator George Runner (Ret.), Member of the State Board of Equalization.