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Fire fee telephone townhall set for next week

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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:00 am

Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli Jr., who represents the Galt area, is recommending residents listen in on a telephone townhall regarding the confusing and controversial Fire Prevention Fee.

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, residents of Northern California counties including Sacramento and San Joaquin can register to learn more.

“Many individuals share my concern about the fairness and cost of this new tax,” the Board of Equalization’s George Runner said in a press release. “These townhalls are an important way to connect with my constituents, answer their questions, provide information and discuss issues and problems with the fee.”

Members of the public who would like to participate should register at least 24 hours in advance at boe.ca.gov/townhall or by calling 916-324-4970. They will receive a telephone call at the start of the event inviting them to connect to the townhall.

Nearly 800,000 California property owners — about half of whom Runner represents — must pay the annual Fire Prevention Fee. It was enacted by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in 2011.

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