Thank you for reading the MtDemocrat.com digital edition. In order to continue reading this story please choose one of the following options.
If you are a current subscriber and wish to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com, please select the Subscriber Verification option below. If you already have a login, please select "Login" at the lower right corner of this box.
Special Introductory Offer
For a short time we will be offering a discount to those who call us in order to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your print subscription. Our customer support team will be standing by Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm to assist you.
If you are not a current subscriber and wish not to take advantage of our special introductory offer, please select the $12 monthly option below to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your online subscription
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.