By LYNNEA LOMBARDO AND KRIS REILLY
FOR THE LEADER
SACRAMENTO • Starting this month, rural residents all over California — including those in the southern half of Lucerne Valley — will start receiving invoices for $150 per year for Cal Fire services thanks to a controversial bill signed into law last year by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Homeowners living within California’s state responsibility areas, or SRA’s, are required to pay the fee within 30 days of receiving the bill or face steep penalties and interest, according to a press release from George Runner with the Board of Equalization.
The areas south of Highway 18 and Highway 247 in Lucerne Valley are within an SRA, and property owners in those areas will receive the bills.
The fee could be as much as $150 for each habitable structure on each property. Visit www.bof.fire.ca.gov/sra_viewer/ for SRA maps.
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