Critics blast fee as ‘illegal tax,’ Howard Jarvis vows to sue
By Loretta Kalb
The Sacramento Bee
An emergency state mandate to charge 800,000 rural homeowners up to $150 a yearw for Cal Fire’s wildlands fire prevention services is drawing opposition in rural counties.
In one area of Wilton, in southern Sacramento County, owners of 230 homes will pay $115 starting this year to support the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.