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 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
“We fully agree [with Runner] and urge Gov. Brown to extinguish the fee now and forever.”
- Trinity Journal Editorial
“Because this fee was approved in a budget trailer bill, it did not receive proper scrutiny by the Legislature during the committee process… The public was once again denied their right to weigh in on this important public policy change.”
- Assembly Member Mike Morrell, California State Assembly 40th District
Senator George Runner (Ret.), Member of the State Board of Equalization.