PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

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Slush fund

By From page A7 | August 30, 2013

EDITOR:

Has anyone noticed all the terrible fires lately? Cal Fire took our money through Congress, OK, we in the forest get none of the protection. It goes to a California slush fund. This year the grant money is to help seniors and low-income people clear their land for fire prevention, which insurance companies did not want to cover. I’m very grateful Supervisor Nutting got his grant. At least that area is covered; this year it’s not available to us property owners.

The Board of Equalization is nuts. They said at first the money was to set up an office. As I see it the office is already in existence. What is their purpose of existence? The fire department has been covering all along and the community participated in the Cal Fire program already. Now we pay twice a year property tax, which includes the fire department, so this is three times that we are paying for one thing.

Now the Forestry Department is involved. I ask why are two board members environmentalists? One from Camino and one from Pollock Pines, the environmentalists are paid by how many agencies? They get grants for litigation; in Cal Fire speak they said one issue was legal language? Is this intimidation? We the people roll up your sleeves and assume some responsibility for the benefits you will receive from others’ hard work.

I’m going to bring this up at the tea party meeting. You may save your hom;, forget the Democrats and Republicans. We can handle this situation with everyone’s input. We the people know when to stop crooks. Are you tired of crooks? Let’s get busy.

DOROTHEA FALKENSTIEN
Pollock Pines

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