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