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Will dead neighbor pay the fire fee?

Who is in control of the billing? Do they know what they are doing? I know they do not know what or how to bill, because they have billed me twice and my neighbor who has been dead ...

‘Only’ $231.16 still too much

I am opposed to the new tax for Cal Fire. I just received my Placer County 2012-2013 Secured Property Tax Bill. The last two items are (1) 70700 Placer Hills Fire, Direct Charge $6 ...

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,” ...

How to you spell relief? FDR tax

No one wants to talk about the elephant in the room. Our national debt is huge and much of it I hear is owned by China. It is time to do something drastic. I propose a new Federal ...

Shut up and pay the fee

In reference to the letter “Parking fee may backfire,” (Reader Input, July 18), I find it amazing that raising the fee (aka tax) on parking is met with resistance by those that ...

The poor don?t have lobbyists

As a former smoker, like a lot of former smokers, I am very grateful to have kicked that health hazard. Big tobacco is no better than the predatory lenders who caused the housing b ...

Measure B benefits all

Re: “Measure B deserves ‘yes,’” I agree with Elinor Petuskey (Reader Input, Feb. 28). I am dismayed that the people of Newcastle are even debating the value of their own Ne ...

Measure B not the best way to fund

Re: Yes to NFPD, No to Measure B I am convinced that the Newcastle Fire Protection District needs additional sources of revenue. I am equally convinced that Measure B is not the wa ...

Label matters less than facts

Steve Cavolt: You are welcome to you own opinion, but not your own facts (“Obama is not deficit-neutral, period!” Reader Input, Jan. 6). The bill passed with (Congressman Tom) ...

Tax increases get voter’s ‘yes’

Re: Call to Readers (Dec. 22), I will vote “yes” on the tax increases. Susan E. Hayes, Meadow Vista

New fire tax question could land on North Auburn voters’ ballots

AUBURN CA - Placer County is moving forward with a possible June 5 vote in North Auburn and Ophir on raising $570,000 annually through higher taxes to maintain current fire protect ...

Be watchful for hidden charges

There have been so many letters vilifying Dale Smith regarding the letter he had written concerning a tax on bank transactions (Reader Input, Oct. 26). He may have taken something ...

Check facts, then expound

Re: Dale Smith’s “New tax will sneak up on you” (Reader Input, Oct. 26) — please check your facts before you expound — this bill was sponsored by Democrat Chaka Fattah of ...

New tax will sneak up on you

Is that couple who are so enamored with Barack Obama (Reader Input, Oct. 23) aware that another new tax was slipped in while they were asleep? House bill HR 4646 is a 1 percent tax ...

Leftist intolerance is the real reality

Paulette Walter asked if I thought certain things were “fair” (Reader Input, Oct. 7). Life is not fair. Politicians created tax rule loopholes corporations legally use. Blame p ...