I think you both pointed out the major inequities of the potential 5-cent per gallon, year-round gasoline tax proposed by the city of Newport (editorial, News-Times, July 14; signed by both Steve Card and Jeremy Burke.)

Additionally, those several thousand area residents who are ineligible to vote in some city election face this added tax burden in the same way those rebellious Bostonians faced the Tea Tax imposed by King George. Can you say: “Taxation without representation?”

I would urge county residents to attend the Newport City Council meeting on July 19. The problem with that is that they, apparently, have no “legal standing” in matters. Seems impertinent to ask only city residents how they feel.

Cris Torp

South Beach (outside the Newport urban growth boundary)

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