Scottsdale City Council to consider bars ordinance

Jordan Coughenour

Scottsdale City Council to consider bars ordinance

CREATED Sep. 3, 2013

PHOENIX (AP) - The Scottsdale City Council is poised to consider a revised proposed public-safety ordinance to regulate nightclubs in the affluent Phoenix suburb and resort destination.
   
The ordinance is a reaction to a January stabbing at a club where another stabbing occurred in June.
   
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/1737t4o ) reports that provisions of the much-revised proposed ordinance include requiring establishments to have public-safety plans.
   
It also would require them to hire off-duty law enforcement officers and setsstandards for security personnel.
   
Mayor Jim Lane says city officials have done a god job identifying the proper balance between public safety and the concerns of those affected by the proposal.
   
The council is expected to consider it on Sept. 10.

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