South Fulton's Parental Accountability Ordinance on hold for now

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A proposal to punish parents for their teenagers' bad behavior is now on hold.

City of South Fulton Councilwoman Helen Zenobia Willis said she plans to ask the council to wait on voting on her Parental Accountability Ordinance until after the new city has a police chief in place.

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The ordinance would have allowed municipal judges to fine parents or sentence them to jail time after their teen committed more than one crime.

The city council was set to vote on the measure at a meeting March 20.

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Willis said the ordinance is still active, but she wants to allow the city time to hire a police chief and complete the transition to running its own police department before they move forward.

The City of South Fulton is set to take over police services March 26.

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