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How much MORE will it cost you? More than you can imagine: 2010 your house was $200,000 x $1 per thousand fire district RFA rate = $200. 2018 it's $400,000 x $1 fire rate = $400. Watch out for fire districts and cities floating a 101 limit cap waiver with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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NO Prop 1 for dummies: 2010 your house was $200,000 x $1 fire rate = $200. Today it's $400,000 x $1 fire rate = $400. If Kent's RFA gets a property tax levy lid lift, they automatically get a Fire Benefit Charge lid lift! Kent’s RFA wants to increase your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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Kent’s Police Department can be funded thru the city’s regular budget, not through unrelated taxes on Utilities you rely upon every day. In 2010, Kent’s elected leaders disposed of the Kent Fire Department to “save money” by sponsoring the Kent Regional Fire Authority, thinking several million dollars would be freed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
The following will appear in Voice of the Valley: I was driving through town yesterday and saw several red and white signs advising us to vote “yes” on Prop 1. Knowing that we voted it down last November and last August, I was curious what the Fire Department was up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
Dear Chief Schneider, Please tell me why you and your RFA governing board continue to ignore the fact that Puget Sound RFA isn't charging FBC on many outbuildings. We tax payers are told FBC is fair and equal, but you and your board know this isn't true. Home and outbuildings... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
Dear Chief Tyerman, Your FD43 commissioners' FBC resolution states all buildings will be charged FBC, barns, shops, outbuildings. Repeated a second time in your voter's guide Explanatory Statement. Chief Doerflinger stated last year that all buildings over 400 sq ft, will be charged FBC. If outbuildings are excluded from FBC,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
Fact: FBC funding scheme takes away your right to vote on district budget limit; allows commissioners to vote for you and then spend your money - pretty much amount way they want to! Fact: FD or RFA "gave up" levying .50 per $1000 AV in exchange for assessing FBC. FBC... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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FBC SOUNDLY DEFEATED BY DISTRICT VOTERS TWICE! Upcoming Nov 2017 Prop 1 enables MVF a 6 year tax levy with a yearly 6% compounded tax increase w/o taxpayer vote! Bypasses I-747! Fact: Shameful conflict of interest. MVF District 43 fire commissioners are compensated by the district they work for -... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
Unlike Suzette Cooke, I would not have signed over the city fire department thereby forming Kent's RFA. Kent taxpayers would have saved $100 million. That's right, folks, the RFA has cost you $100 mil more than if the city would have continued to provide fire service. That is a huge... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
Hello Chief Clark, It is my civic duty to share with you that your Eastside Fire & Rescue Fire District 10 FBC allocation system is faulty - many of your tax payers have been overcharged the last 12 years. The only tax payers FD 10 hasn't overcharged are the ones... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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North Bend citizens soundly rejected the Regional Fire Authority / Benefit Charge Scheme floated by Eastside Fire & Rescue this spring. Why? Because the majority were educated voters! Eastside Fire commissioners didn't listen - their scheme is back on the November 8th ballot - vote No RFA / FBC Scheme... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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Hobart Maple Valley citizens soundly rejected the Fire Benefit Charge Scheme floated by MV Fire Department this spring. Why? Because the majority were educated voters! FBC Crazier Than the Worst Adjustable Rate Mortgage Hobart Maple Valley NO Prop 1 Open Letter to Chief: Maple Valley Fire FBC Faulty Maple Valley... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
Dear Chief Doerflinger, There is no argument Maple Valley / Hobart / Ravensdale property owners should expect to be correctly assessed the Fire Benefit Charge. As it stands, many Maple Valley / Hobart tax payers will be over billed, because your proposed FD43 FBC funding allocation system is faulty. You... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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FBC SOUNDLY DEFEATED BY DISTRICT VOTERS TWICE! Upcoming Nov 2017 Prop 1 enables MVF a 6 year tax levy with a yearly 6% compounded tax increase w/o taxpayer vote! Bypasses I-747 Dear Maple Valley & Hobart friends, This Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) is not a fixed rate - it will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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This Prop 1 Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) scheme will hurt Maple Valley family farms. It's a Farm tax. A Barn tax. A Chicken Coop tax. A Greenhouse tax. A Horse Arena tax. A Tractor Shed tax. The FBC scheme taxes all buildings by the square foot. Your Maple Valley family... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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It was Representative Mark Hargrove who told me, "...going against fire is a career killer". Senator Joe Fain looked me in the eyes and called RFAs, "... an expensive layer of government". Now he's endorsing the Renton RFA scheme. As are the elected officials: Mayor Denis Law and five (5)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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Fact: Shameful conflict of interest. District fire commissioners and RFA board members are compensated by the district they work for - they don't represent you - they decide how big to make your annual FBC bill. Note: HB1167 seeks to expand commissioner's benefits. Fact: Three Kent / Puget Sound RFA... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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The Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) hurts Seniors and Affordable Housing. The FBC scheme is like allowing the ERFA to hack your bank account for six years. ERFA crafts their dream budget and sends you the bill. Your home, hobby garage, or barn is charged the same FBC rate as a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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Folks, we all know if it's on the ballot it's going to cost us a lot more money. If Eastside Fire & Rescue wants more of your money they should ask you for it honestly, such as though a simple lid lift. Open Letter to Eastside Fire & Rescue Chief... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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The Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) hurts Seniors and Affordable Housing. The FBC scheme is like allowing the ERFA to hack your bank account for six years. ERFA crafts their dream budget and sends you the bill. Your home, hobby garage, or barn is charged the same FBC rate as a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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The Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) hurts Seniors and Affordable Housing. The FBC scheme is like allowing the ERFA to hack your bank account for six years. ERFA crafts their dream budget and sends you the bill. Your home, hobby garage, or barn is charged the same FBC rate as a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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Update: Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority The Kent RFA governing board, or more accurately, the RFA cheerleader club, has endorsed all wasteful RFA spending. It's no wonder a Tukwila fireman called Kent RFA the 'Nordstrom of Fire Departments'. Recap to date: Approved: $2 mil increase in wages and benefits for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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La carga fiscal de prestaciones para el servicio de bomberos (conocida en inglés como Fire Benefit Charge o FBC) perjudica a los ancianos y la disponibilidad de viviendas asequibles. La Regional Fire Authority (RRFA) de Renton actúa en calidad de autoridad TRIBUTARIA independiente. La RRFA está ideada para evadir las... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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La carga fiscal de prestaciones para el servicio de bomberos (conocida en inglés como Fire Benefit Charge o FBC) perjudica a los ancianos y la disponibilidad de viviendas asequibles. Su hogar y garaje de pasatiempo son gravados con la misma tasa de FBC que una flamante casa nueva. Los registros... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme
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Dear Renton homeowners, Fire District 40 declined to be a party to this Renton Regional Fire Authority Fire Benefit Charge scheme. The most obvious reasons: 1) Money. FD40 has complete control over their own taxpayers. They have complete control of their own taxing district. They have complete control of their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at NO Fire Benefit Charge Scheme