Fire Fee Protest Petitions

The latest from Howard Jarvis Tax Association as of 6/2/16 is:

Petitions: One and Done Once you have filed a timely Petition for Redetermination, you do not need to keep submitting Petitions each year. At first, HJTA advised people to submit a new Petition each year. This was in case the Court only allowed refunds . . . → Read More: Fire Fee Protest Petitions

Fire Fee Protest Status

The Class Action Lawsuit continues.

A recent status report is available here:

http://agalert.com/story/?id=9619

You can keep up with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association actions here:

http://firetaxprotest.org/

The history of SRV Blog entries on this subject is available here: http://www.santarosavalley.us/blog/category/fire-prevention-fee/

Fire Fee Protest Lawsuit Notice Approved

Following an extended period of negotiating notice provisions, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association (HJTA) has been successful of getting those provisions approved. Here is the HJTA announcement and below is a link to the judge’s ruling granting the motion.

Please note that our neighbor who agreed to stand up and be a Primary Plaintiff (Richard . . . → Read More: Fire Fee Protest Lawsuit Notice Approved

Fire Fee Protest Class Approved

2013-2014 Fire Prevention Fee

The next iteration of the Fire Prevention Fee is now being billed and Santa Rosa Valley residents will start receiving their bills in mid-June, less than 9 months since the last billing. This will also be the first billing subject to the annual increase. The Fire Prevention Fee will be $152.33 and our reduced rate . . . → Read More: 2013-2014 Fire Prevention Fee

2012-2013 Fire Prevention Fee Due

Valley residents in the State Responsibility Area (SRA) are beginning to receive these bills and the billing for 2013-2014 which should have occurred starting in July is being initiated. It is critical for everyone to file a Protest within 30 days of the date on their billing (not when you receive it) if they expect . . . → Read More: 2012-2013 Fire Prevention Fee Due

Fire Prevention Fee – August Update

The latest information on the efforts to fight this illegal tax are summarized very well by George Runner on his CalFireTax Website.

http://www.calfirefee.com/2013/08/taxpayers-speak-out-against-unjust-fire-tax/

Current estimates still suggest that we will see our 2012-2013 Bills starting in November. Be sure to pay on time and file a protest to protect your right to a full . . . → Read More: Fire Prevention Fee – August Update

Fire Prevention Fee – July Update

Two key events have transpired since the May Update.

The State’s challenge to the Howard Jarvis Class Action lawsuit has been heard and the suit has been qualified with minor required changes. Even though four of the proposed defendants were disqualified because they had not filed the required Protest, our local resident who volunteered to . . . → Read More: Fire Prevention Fee – July Update

Fire Prevention Fee – May Update

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) suit attempting to have the Fee (Tax) declared invalid continues to progress slowly and the Board of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CAL-FIRE) is still holding the 2013 billing process while they attempt to correct the glaring errors identified during the 2012 billing process, but relief for this area does . . . → Read More: Fire Prevention Fee – May Update

Fire Fee Class Action Suit Served

For further information see the HJTA Fire Fee Website