Dear Friends: Welcome to my website! It is an honor to serve as the State Senator for the 1st District. I’d like to talk to you about the fire tax. Approved in 2011 by the Governor and Legislature, this marks the sixth year bills have hit the mailboxes of approximately 800,000 Californians, many of them in my Senate District. I have been opposed to the fire tax since day one and put together this short video to demonstrate just how ridiculous it is. The fire tax is illegal, unfair and unconstitutional. I have fought it at every turn and I encourage everyone who is stuck paying this phony fee to fight it too. I will continue to keep you updated on what’s happening with this important issue.