I just read the letter from Rick Taylor ("Sunset not fit to be on its own," Mailbag, June 3), and wish to provide the following facts concerning Sunset Beach.
First, the Orange County Fire Authority collects taxes from the residents of Sunset Beach. O.C. Fire has an agreement with the city of Huntington Beach where O.C. Fire covers part of Huntington Beach and Huntington Beach covers Sunset Beach. Based on the number of calls, Huntington Beach is getting the better part of the deal.
Second, the county of Orange has allowed a number of new beach cities (such as Dana Point) to incorporate and not require them to take over beach ownership or maintenance. At present, the county pays for 13 public beaches including the Laguna Cove Beach, Capistrano Beach, etc.