* The Times' reporting of the filing of a lawsuit against the city of Fullerton by businessman Thomas J. O'Neill ("City Sued Over Utility Tax Hike," Aug. 24) seriously fails to fully note the consequences of the city's recently enacted utility tax.
It stated that the city estimates that "the tax will cost the average user about $4.40 a month." This creates the false impression of a small, harmless tax. What the article failed to state is that the largest businesses, the financial backbone of our community, will be paying up to the ceiling of $10,000 per utility or $40,000 per year! As written, the tax will be on contiguous facilities which would make those companies, operating in separate locations, apparently liable for additional taxes.