Government

Fire district will work to refund $1.3M in wrongly collected taxes it planned to keep

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Two days after our investigation exposed a fire district that won’t return taxes collected in error, and a day after lawmakers criticized the fire district, the agency announced it would work to return the money.
Via CBS Sacramento

Lawmakers criticize fire district for not refunding wrongly collected taxes

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Lawmakers criticized fire district that won’t return taxes collected in error from Rancho Cordova property owners, after our investigation uncovered plans to keep $1.3M collected from 2005-2009.
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Fire district won’t refund $1.3M in wrongly collected taxes

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Our investigation found a fire district that taxed thousands of homeowners in error refused to refund nearly half of the millions collected.
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City Writes Tickets For Street Cleaning It Isn’t Doing

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A CBS13 investigation found the City of Sacramento writing street cleaning tickets on days the streets are never swept.
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FasTrak Admits Up to 1,000 Ticketing Errors Per Day

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Officials say Fastrak cameras’ make more than 1,000 errors a day in reading license plates, which can affect innocent drivers like Lindsey Slinkard.
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State Program Gives Away Millions for Smog Repairs

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The money given away by the Consumer Assistance Program is generated from taxes and fees on California drivers’ DMV registrations and smog checks.
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Gov. Brown Calls Investigative Producer ‘A Clown’

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After ignoring requests for comment on his appointed officials’ travel habits despite an executive order, Gov. Jerry Brown gets snippy with a producer.
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