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 Board of Supervisors can’t sit idly by while the state is running a legalized extortion scheme on rural residents.”
- Supervisor John Knight, El Dorado County
“This tax was dreamed up by politicians in Sacramento who are so desperate for revenue that they were willing to ram this through the legislature without the proper two-thirds vote.”
- Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, President
“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
Senator George Runner (Ret.), Member of the State Board of Equalization.