Back in October, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed our lawsuit arguing the fire tax, which has impacted over 800,000 California property owners, was an illegal violation of Prop. 13. Now, the Courts have cleared our lawsuit to be served on the defendants.
Earlier this week, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association performed in-person service on Cal Fire, the Board of Equalization and Department of Justice with our important lawsuit.
Completion of service marks critical forward progress in our fight to have the fire tax declared illegal in court and refunds issued to rural residents burdened with this costly tax increase.
However, the length of time between filing the suit and getting the green light to serve the suit on defendants illustrates how slowly lawsuits move in California’s backed-up judicial system. We are excited to see forward movement, but we also urge taxpayers to be prepared for a long legal process.
We will let you know as soon as a hearing date is scheduled or any other major developments occur.
Thank you so much for your support.