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Scottsdale night life safety ordinance passes 5-2

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -

After two stabbing incidents at a Scottsdale bar this year, city officials passed a safety ordinance Tuesday night. They hope it will make the city's bar scene safer.

The ordinance requires all security staff to have official training.

"Have a basic understanding of the law, de-escalation techniques, how to diffuse a situation and also crowd management," said J.P. Twist, Scottsdale Mayor's Chief of Staff.

The ordinance requires businesses with felony incidents to hire off-duty peace officers. If any establishment is found in repeated violation of the ordinance, it could be shut down.

Bar owner Robert Salvato welcomes the ordinance.

"They're not looking to put us out of business, they're looking for the safety of our patrons and people who come to Scottsdale," said Salvato, owner of BS West.

The city council passed the ordinance 5-2.

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