Most Nevada county residents by now have received a $150 bill from the state for fire prevention efforts. The fee was passed by the legislature and signed by the governor last year to raise $84 million for fire prevention in the rural state responsibility areas. Homeowners who live in the state responsibility area will get a $35 credit if they already pay a tax to a local fire district.
local resident Barbara A Brown says the tax isn’t fair.
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Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says the fee is fair and critical to fund firefighting.
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The fee appies to more than 800,000 california residents who own property in wildfire-prone areas. Cal fire directs peple with questions to their website www.fire prevention fee dot org.