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By From page A5 | November 01, 2013

EDITOR:

The Oct. 23 paper sure took a swipe at local fire districts. One thing is apparent, the supervisor we have serving the Rescue area doesn’t like fire districts.

The statement that fire district directors have the power to raise taxes is false. The people must vote on it. We have done this twice in Rescue
and both fees are still in effect.

Rescue Fire Department has two special parcel taxes, add this to the ambulance $25 and Cal Fire’s $150, plus our regular fire tax fee, how much more do you expect the people to cough up?

What I call “bailout money” used to be split many ways. The last few years it has all been going to law enforcement. I call that politics.

It would be a lot easier to consolidate all local fire districts and have one fire chief. One man is a lot easier to control than all the chiefs in El Dorado County.

FRANCIS CARPENTER
Rescue

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