Regarding “Coming soon to mailboxes in rural Riverside County: A new fire tax!” [in the Aug. 2 issue of the Town Crier].
Unless I’m missing something, the concept of a surcharge for fire protection in the WUI (wildland urban interface) seems more than reasonable. I realize that fire protection in Pine Cove (and Idyllwild) costs more than in, for example, Long Beach.
Who, aside from those of us lucky enough to live here, should pay this extra cost? The only question, in my mind, is [whether] $150 per year per habitable structure is the correct amount. Is it enough?
We, at least most of us who live here, live here by choice. We choose to escape the congestion, noise, smog, etc. of large urban centers and, then some of us, b---- and whine because we can’t have the same services that we had in the city without paying the additional cost