fire tax

Reader input: Mixed-up fire staffing priorities?

This letter is regarding the laying off of our firemen. If I’m not mistaken, aren’t we getting our priorities a little confused here? We are in a threat of a drought ...

Senator Gaines' bill to repeal illegal Fire Tax fails in committee

  Although it received bi-partisan support, Senator Ted Gaines’ (R–Rocklin) bill to repeal the illegal fire tax (Senate Bill 17), failed today in the Senate Commi ...

$150 fire fee fight gears up again in state Legislature

AUBURN CA - State Sen. Ted Gaines is leading legislative Republicans and, he hopes, some Democrats, in launching a bill this week in the Assembly to repeal a $150 rural fire fee. ...

Another View: ‘Illegal’ fire tax bills arriving by mail now

Despite my efforts to stop it by referendum and legislation, the illegal fire tax is being assessed on more than 825,000 rural Californians starting this month, including 57,549 in ...

Placer Supe Holmes lodges fire fee protest with state Fire Board

AUBURN CA - Citing Placer County concerns, Supervisor Jim Holmes has testified against the Cal Fire fee at a State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection hearing. State lawmakers a ...

Local fire districts asking for increase in fees

With revenue from property tax continuing to plummet and the need for fire and emergency services remaining steady, two local fire departments are asking June voters to decide what ...

Don’t apply cheapness to fire safety

I just cannot understand what is so wrong with the City of Newcastle and Measure B. For some reason people think that just because they vote down Measure B that they won’t have t ...