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”
“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
“We are looking at this as a potential disaster.”
- Jim Rooney, Amador County Assessor
“This so-called ‘fee’ is an unconstitutional tax.”
- Michelle Steel, Board of Equalization (Vice Chair)
Senator George Runner (Ret.), Member of the State Board of Equalization.