The fire tax is just the latest urban war against rural California. There is no murder tax in Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno or San Francisco even though they have high rates of murder. So why does rural California have to pay a fire tax because we have more wildfires? It gets worse.
The radical environmental extremists do not want to cut down any tree anywhere for any purpose, including providing defensible space around our homes. So we get more wildfires that are caused mostly by overgrowth and we get to pay two or three times for fire protection.
Actually, none of the fire tax will go to fight fires. In fact, the fire tax will likely become, like Off Highway Vehicle funds, just another Sacramento slush fund to pay for high speed rail to nowhere and fat pensions for Sacramento bureaucrats.
The best people fighting this are Rico Oller and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Help them if you can.
Dan Walker, Oakhurst