Georgia Lottery COAM machines installed at entrance of Kroger.

I plan to introduce an ordinance that will empower us to have a say at the municipal level regarding which businesses can host these machines and their specific placement within the establishments.”
— Councilwoman Natasha Williams-Brown

SOUTH FULTON, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, April 29, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Thursday, April 25, 2024, District 6 Councilwoman Natasha Williams- Brown, received notification regarding the placement of Georgia Lottery COAM machines at the entrance to Kroger. Shortly after being informed, Williams-Brown along with State of Georgia Representative Debra Bazemore and the Vice President of the Old National Merchants Association, Ms. Phyllis Minter, met with the Assistant Store Manager at Kroger to address the concerns and convey the community’s unease about this development.

Discovery was made during this meeting that the decision to install these machines in underperforming Kroger stores, including the one on Old National, was made at the corporate level. Subsequently, Williams-Brown, Bazemore and Minter collectively agreed to:

Present a united response to the community to find a resolution
Identify Kroger executives for engagement at a state level to further discuss the removal of these machines from the Old National location

Hold discussions with the City of South Fulton City Attorney to explore potential legislative solutions at the municipal level to tackle the immediate issue of placing these Georgia Lottery COAM machines in our community.

District 6 Councilwoman Natasha Williams-Brown expressed, “I plan to introduce an ordinance that will empower us to have a say at the municipal level regarding which businesses can host these machines and their specific placement within the establishments.”

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