Citizens showed up to court in red “Burned by the Fire Tax” tee shirts to support the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association’s lawsuit, which says the so-called fire “fee” is really a tax passed without the two thirds vote required by Prop. 13. Taxpayers who are now expected to pay the fire tax say their opinions were not considered by the Legislature and feel they are not receiving any new benefits. The important questions raised by the fire tax are not likely to be decided soon as the lawsuit is ongoing.
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