SDCTA Supports Valley Center Fire Protection District Parcel Tax Measure on November 6, 2018 Ballot

The annual parcel tax would come at a similar cost to that of the recently repealed Cal Fire Prevention fee to fund more permanent full-time firefighters subject to a 401(k)-retirement system rather than to CalPERS. The Valley Center Fire Department has also included proper checks on the use of the tax, oversight and outlined accountability, need, and fiscal responsibility. Fire districts should be prepared to fight observed extreme weather patterns effectively, and an increase in costs and expenses for the provision of fire protection and suppression and emergency medical services have impacted the ability of the District to fund these services and personnel.

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Rosey Williams