Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mayor Williams: "When an Atty. General looks into gas prices, they go down."

Great! How soon he can start looking?

Resolution A that would "have the (Ohio) Attorney General investigate price fixing and gouging with regard to the retail price of gasoline and declare an emergency" passed unanimously with all three readings during the 5/8/07 council meeting. Mayor Williams said he's observed roughly an 80% uniformity in gasoline prices throughout the city and told council, "A subpoena is a wonderful thing - it’s time people were brought in to answer questions." Ain’t that the truth.

Will this resolution get some action out of the A.G.’s office or wind up just being a symbolic jesture? Regardless, with gas prices at an all-time high this week, we appreciate Mayor Williams’ effort and council‘s, via this resolution, to call attention to what he sees as possible price gouging. Who knows, when word of this spreads to our local gas retailers, maybe, just maybe, the alleged problem will magically self correct.