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September 4, 2013
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California SRA fire fee flap flares up again

As the second wave of state responsibility area fee bills are poised to be released to California residents, officials representing rural counties are reiterating their steadfast opposition to the policy. “I think we fail to see any benefit whatsoever to rural counties,” said Nevada County Supervisor Ed Scofield. The money being generated isn’t leading to increased protection for any county residents, Scofield said — instead, he said, it is being used to backfill a budgetary hole created years ago on the backs of rural Californians. The SRA fee was created by California Assembly Bill 29, approved by the Democrat-dominated legislature …

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