"It's 10 o'clock, do you know where your children are?"
A change in West Jordan's curfew ordinance has made it possible for police to ask that question of West Jordan parents with children under the age of 14.Under the old law, West Jordan's curfew applied equally to all minors - anyone under age 18 - and was in effect from midnight to daylight on school days and from 1 a.m. to daylight on weekends. The curfew was shortened by one hour during daylight-saving time.
This week, the City Council decided to bring the community's curfew hours into conformity with Salt Lake County's: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. for children under age 14; midnight to 4 a.m. for minors between the ages of 14 and 18.
City Manager John Hiskey explained that the change was prompted by a petition submitted by residents. "It makes sense to have the same curfew countywide," he said.