Nevertheless, Councilman Khalid Kamau proposed that the council again hold a hearing to determine whether Willis directed money outside South Fulton by supporting a tax abatement on a $27 million expansion of Halperns' Steak and Seafood Co., which is located in the city. The company went to the Development Authority of Fulton County for the deal. Council members said that Willis should have directed the project to the city's new development authority, instead.
Willis has also been accused of creating a hostile work environment.
The new hearing will be held Dec. 30. The decision to hold a new one passed by a 4-3 vote.