FROM STAFF REPORTS
SAN BERNARDINO • The state Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has reversed its previous decision and voted to nearly double the charge levied on structures from $90 to $150, sparking a fiery barrage from county officials.
The board voted to tax San Bernardino County fire stations, government buildings, hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities. County officials bitterly slammed the move and said it amounts to “outright thievery” by Gov. Jerry Brown and the State of California.