I’m going to file for the petition against the illegal fire fee. I am not taking your suggestion to pay the fee first. I’m not paying illegal fees.
With all the increases in all utilities who give false numbers as an excuse to steal money from the public, there is no excuse for EID to raise my bill $20. They received a grant and spent it on a land purchase. Why? The county can use eminent domain, granting assistant tax dollars to EID in the county budget. I’m not interested in 10 years down the road. That means nothing to me; just tell me each year’s projection costs. The state legislators refused to investigate the EID. So their numbers are questionable.
Now I do understand, pay property taxes or pay the fire fee twice in one year, none of this money is projected towards El Dorado County. How come? I’m going to pay the property tax which goes up continually. This includes costs to cover fire protection. It also pays the county lawyers and supervisors. If they assisted the Shingle Springs homeowner association to fight the casino, it is now time to earn their wages and fight for El Dorado residents against the $150 fire fee that wasn’t passed by the two-thirds legislator required vote. Have you ever tried to get a government refund? I refuse to pay up front first for any illegal intimidating threat.