Smyrna officials will be investigating complaints of price gouging, following the Sept. 5 decision of the City Council. AJC file photo

Smyrna takes action against price gouging

To be proactive, the Smyrna City Council voted 7-0 Sept. 5 to take action against anyone involved in price gouging in the city.

Mayor Max Bacon and the City Council directed the city’s marshals to be proactive in responding to reports, seeking out retailers for potential price gouging, investigating those incidents and reporting their findings to City Administrator Tammi Saddler Jones.

Any incident of price gouging will be reported to the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs.

Bacon said the city took similar action following Hurricane Katrina.

As a result of Hurricane Harvey, he added that city officials did not know of any price gouging taking place in the city but wanted to be prepared.

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