Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Reader Input: Fire fee battle practically lost

I feel as though those of us who have been forced to pay the illegal fire tax are fighting a losing battle (“$150 fire fee fight gears up again in state Legislature,” J ...

How to protest the $150 fire fee

I was glad to see the coverage on the fire prevention fee, but would like to expand on how to protest it (“Residents confused, angered upon receipt of fire fee notice,” ...

Fire fee unfair and illegal

My husband and I just received our “advance notice” that we would be amongst those being taxed $150 extra for fire protection. The “advance notice” tells us that we are “ ...

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 ...

Auburn to see second passenger train?

Local agencies are hoping to enhance one of Auburn’s commuting options. The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency along with the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority a ...

Taxpayer groups, unions debate political donations initiative

A California initiative has local unions and taxpayer groups debating about political donations, while some question the timing of a radio advertisement asking residents to stop an ...