For Immediate Release: May 12, 2015
Contact: Gino Folchi, (916) 323-9794
Expert Panel to Discuss Lawsuit & Legislative Updates
State Board of Equalization member Diane L. Harkey is hosting a phone call on Wednesday, May 13, from 12 – 1 pm, to discuss the State’s fire fee, current legal actions by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association challenging the fee, instructions on how to preserve the right to a refund, and key legislative updates.
Fire Fee billing in the fourth district began in April and will continue through May of 2015. The Fire Fee is a controversial fee administered by the Board of Equalization for CAL FIRE since being passed by the California Legislature in 2011. There are over 140,000 constituents receiving the fire fee bill in Member Harkey’s district. Continue reading