Monday, July 15, 2013
Fire fee call to have more than 800 participants
Organizers of tonight's telephone town-hall meeting to discuss the controversial fire prevention fee for rural areas say they have more than 800 people signed up to join the call. The meeting is being organized by George Runner, the north state's representative on the California Board of Equalization, and will include remarks from state Sen. Jim Nielsen. “It is important for citizens to stay updated on the latest news about this illegal tax," Nielsen said today. "The collection of $150 is being used to grow the state bureaucracy and take legal action against landowners.” The call is for residents in Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Siskiyou, Shasta and Tehama counties. for information about how to participate, call (916) 445-3032.