PHOENIX — A Tempe City Council member said recent violence and other
trouble involving Arizona State University students demonstrates that the city
should take steps to prevent and crack down on disorderly conduct.
Several students were injured in brawls with non-students at an apartment
complex near campus last weekend. Two young women were seriously injured by burning alcohol
from a bottle thrown into a bonfire in March.
Councilman Joel Navarro said Tempe should act quickly on proposed ordinances.
According to the Arizona Republic, the proposals
include broadened authority for police to cite people at parties and making
citations more serious if there are underage drinkers present.
Another would require an apartment complex to obtain a city permit if more than
half of its residents belong to a fraternity or sorority.