fire fee http://kvpr.org en Billing Begins for Second Year of Controversial Fire Protection Fee http://kvpr.org/post/billing-begins-second-year-controversial-fire-protection-fee <p>For the second year in a row,&nbsp;California is charging rural homeowners a special fee for fire protection. The bills are coming a bit later than planned, but they are on their way.&nbsp;As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento,&nbsp;the fee's critics are as angry as ever and still hope to overturn it.</p><p>California is sending out about 800,000 bills beginning this month. The annual $150 charge is assessed to property owners with homes on land the state is responsible for protecting.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 00:00:20 +0000 Katie Orr 17766 at http://kvpr.org Billing Begins for Second Year of Controversial Fire Protection Fee State to Delay Sending Residents Fire Protection Bills http://kvpr.org/post/state-delay-sending-residents-fire-protection-bills <p></p><p class="p1">The state of California is putting a temporary halt to sending out new bills to some rural homeowners in the enforcement of a controversial <a href="http://www.firepreventionfee.org/">fire prevention fee.</a></p><p class="p1">The delay comes as CAL Fire is sorting through a backlog of thousands of appeals from mostly foothill and mountain residents. The state was planning to send out another round of bills in April.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:32:13 +0000 Joe Moore 12499 at http://kvpr.org State to Delay Sending Residents Fire Protection Bills