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Guajardo adds price gouging on latest local disaster declaration

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 17:58:37-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The city of Corpus Christi is under a state of disaster declaration as the area deals with the aftermath of a severe winter storm that left thousands without electricity and running water.

Monday morning, Mayor Paulette Guajardo extended the city’s disaster declaration one more week and added price gouging as prohibited on the declaration.

Mayor orders that no person shall sell any of the following goods or services for more than the regular retail price the person charged for the goods and services on February 11, 2021, except where increased retail price is the result of increased supplier or other costs (including the loss of supplier supporting funds):

a. groceries, beverages, toilet articles, and ice,

b. restaurant, cafeteria, and boarding-house meals,

c. medicine, pharmaceutical, and medical equipment and supplies,

d. hotel rooms, motel rooms, or any other temporary lodging available to the public, and

e. gas and other fuels, including propane and diesel.

The Mayor’s Declaration of Local Disaster can be found below.