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From page A5 | December 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

EDITOR:

Attached is a copy of a letter sent to Jerry Brown Govemor of the state of California. I didn’t expect a favorable response but I did expect an answer saying that he disagreed. The letter was sent to him on Sept. 9, 2012 and I have received no reply. My question is this enough to consider a recall petition? Or in your opinion do we need to wait for a more heinous action on his part?

Dear Gentleperson,

The Wife and I have received the billing for the so called fire prevention fee. I am paying the bill under protest. A copy of this letter is being sent to a local newspaper.

The reasons that this protest is made are:

1. The fee is a tax and was not passed by a required 2/3 majority of legislators.

2. A small portion of the bill is based upon time when there was no illegal law. You are billing from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 while the law was not enacted until July 7, 2011.

3. This fee (illegal tax) only is assessed to owners of places of habitation. I assume that you are going to provide more protection than is allowed to landowners who have no places of habitation? I don’t think that is reasonable.

4. Related to number three above is wild landowners are going to receive increased benefits from your added actions paid for with this fee. I should not have to subsidize the benefits for the wild landowners. If Cal Fire needs more funds to carry out their mission the funds should come from all landowners, if not all residents of the state.

5. The brochures accompanying the bill said that the fee (illegal tax) would not be collected in cities. Residents of a city like Placerville would not be billed. Residents of a community like Weaverville would be billed. Both are county seats of the county where they are located. Therefore I think this fee is wrong.

6. At times there are fires in places like Oakland and Malibu, cities in California which have no need for the residents to pay this fee. I think this is not right and that this law should be suspended and repealed.

RON CUNNINGTON
Placerville

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  • cookie65December 31, 2012 - 9:10 am

    If you are not a public sector union boss or complicit member you don't exist in this state. I support a earthquake fee for all the blue bay area and southern California counties.

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  • DB SmithJanuary 01, 2013 - 6:53 am

    "Good New Year" to everyone. Sorry but for right now that's about as enthused as I can get with the coming year. I've submitted my protest letters as well Ron and haven't heard anything back. Have you heard about the new "Same-Day Voter Registration" law? It's one of about 800 plus new 2013 laws that Brown has signed. Anyone in California can now register and vote on the same day. Election officials will have 1 month after an election to determine if the voter was truly eligible to vote. Hum ~ sounds like the Pelosi "we'll have to pass it to see what's in it" mentality or lack of mentality I should say. Does anyone believe this could add to the already dis-functional system. Add a little more fraud potential to the mix to gain some more voter confidence.

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