Illegal Fire Tax Community Forum



Assemblyman & Senator

to Host Illegal Fire Tax 

 Community Discussion



Sacramento, California____ Friday, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) announced that he will host a series of community information forums to discuss the Fire Prevention Fee, and will be joined by Senator Mike Morrell.   

“Many property owners in my district suffer under this illegal tax,” stated Assemblyman Obernolte.  “I want to make sure my constituents are informed about this issue and the actions being taken to provide relief to taxpayers.”   

“I continue to believe that the fire prevention ‘fee’ is an illegal tax on hundreds of thousands of property owners throughout the state,” said Morrell. “It was forced through the legislature without the necessary two-thirds vote, circumventing the required process, which is why the state now finds itself in a class-action lawsuit challenging the tax.

While I remain committed to repealing it altogether, until that happens, property owners should at least know exactly how and where the money is being used. I am glad to be a principal coauthor of AB 211 to shine more light on the program.”   

Saturday, June 17, 2017 the two forums will take place in Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear City. The dates, times and locations of the forum events are listed below. All constituents who pay the Fire Tax are encouraged to attend to learn about the Fire Prevention Fee and hear about legislation that affects this issue.  

Big Bear City Community Information Forum

Saturday June 17th, 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.

Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency 

122 Palomino Drive, Big Bear City, CA 92314          


Lake Arrowhead Community Information Forum

Saturday June 17th, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. 

Lake Arrowhead Community Service District

27307 State Hwy. 189, Suite 104, Blue Jay, CA 92317 


Assemblyman Jay Obernolte represents the 33rd Assembly Districtwhich includes the San Bernardino County communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big River, Crestline, Fort Irwin, Hesperia, Johnson Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Lenwood, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Oak Hills, Phelan, Running Springs, Silver Lakes, Trona, Twentynine Palms Base, Twin Peaks and Victorville.




Senator Morrell represents the 23rd State Senate District, which covers portions of Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties.