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New State Fire Protection Fees Impacting Thousands Of Santa Barbara, Ventura County Homeowners

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 12:20am

Thousands of Santa Barbara and Ventura County residents are getting what may be an unpleasant surprise in the mail…an unexpected bill for fire protection services.

A new state fee for homeowners in rural areas means people are getting bills of up to $150 dollars per habitable structure.

The bills have already been arriving in Santa Barbara County, and will start to arrive in Ventura County in the next two weeks.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco looks at what’s become a controversial fee:

Click on link to listen to/download story: SRA Fees

Link to CALFIRE SRA Fee Question And Answer Website: www.firepreventionfee.org

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