Newhall Land – Banner
All Americans Bail Bonds – Banner
Galpin Motors – Banner
Hugo Naturals – Banner
Adage IT – Banner
College Of The Canyons – Banner
AV Party Rental – Banner
Santa Clarita Autosound – Banner
Academy Swim Club – Banner
Action Family Counseling – Banner
PizzaRev – Banner
Disneyland – Diamond Celebration – Banner
Facey – Banner
Santa Clarita Transit – Dump the Pump – Banner
Union Bank – Banner
IHOP – Banner
Green Convergence – Sun Power – Banner
Beyond Harmony – Banner
Brent’s Carpet One – Banner
SCV Senior Center – Touch A Truck 2015 – Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Banner
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Banner
Newhall Land – 2015 – Banner
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Banner
San Diego Zoo – Generic – Banner
Simply Taylored – Banner
It is forecast to be Partly Cloudy at 7:00 PM PDT on May 26, 2015
Partly Cloudy
Home » Santa Clarita News » Assemblyman Wilk Joins Letter To Investigate CalFire
Assemblyman Wilk Joins Letter To Investigate CalFire

Assemblyman Wilk Joins Letter To Investigate CalFire

Assemblyman Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) is working with other California state legislature members to investigate how CalFire uses State Responsibility Area (SRA) fire tax funds. In a letter signed by Wilk and 24 of his colleagues, the lawmakers have requested that Governor Jerry Brown conduct an audit to investigate how CalFire is using the money collected by the fire tax.

Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox.

The $150 fire tax fee is assessed by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) on all habitable structures within areas of state responsibility, whether or not CalFire has a presence in that area.

Documents released recently show that the State Attorney General authorized a transfer of $3.6 million from CalFire’s settlement monies to an outside organization beginning in 2005. The money was spent on numerous questionable expenditures that seem to be unrelated to firefighting costs. According to the letter, the expenditures include $33,000 spent at a Pismo Beach luxury resort and the purchase of 600 digital cameras.

“The burden created by SRA’s fire tax is hurting property owners throughout California,” said Wilk. “The tax dollars brought in by this illegal tax should at least be used for their specified purpose: fighting wildfires.”

* contributed to this report



Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, Or drop us a line at

Assemblyman Wilk Joins Letter To Investigate CalFire

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

About KHTS AM 1220

Academy Swim Club – News Banner
College Of The Canyons – News Banner
AV Party Rental – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
Hugo Naturals – News Banner
Facey – Tile
Galpin Motors – Tile
College Of The Canyons – Tile
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Tile
Adage IT – Tile
San Diego Zoo – Generic – Tile