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Latest draft of Scottsdale bar ordinance unveiled

Latest draft of Scottsdale bar ordinance unveiled

By Taylor Higgins . CREATED Jul 27, 2013

PHOENIX (AP) - The latest draft of a proposed public-safety ordinance for nightclubs in Scottsdale has been unveiled.
But concerns remain among some drinking establishments in regard to the ordinance's widespread applicability and extensive new requirements.
The Arizona Republic says businesses with an occupancy of fewer than 50 patrons are not subject to the ordinance.
The newest version of the ordinance was presented Wednesday at the second public-outreach meeting.
It requires establishments to file new public-safety plans, includes minimum standards for security personnel and requires those with felony incidents to hire off-duty peace officers.
If any establishment is found in repeated violation of the ordinance, it could be forced to shut down.
The ordinance comes in the aftermath of two stabbings at the Martini Ranch, including one that killed a bouncer.

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