PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) -- After complaints that motel rates advertised out front weren't available in the lobby when travelers tried to rent rooms, the Pigeon Forge City Commission got involved.
A proposed ordinance to prohibit signs that post rates failed on Tuesday, but commissioners sent the signal they might not be done with the issue.
The commission was advised that a similar ordinance from the 1970s was struck down as unconstitutional.
Mayor Keith Whaley and Commissioner Kevin McClure say they want the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would provide a fine if advertised rates aren't honored.
The mayor said there's no question some motels are advertising rates they won't honor when tourists stop.
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