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Board president wants promoters to register with city

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu wants to make it city law that event promoters must register online with the city in order to host events at clubs.

Chiu said the ordinance will weed out untrustworthy promoters like those whose events in the past have attracted violence to areas where clubs are located, according to SF Appeal. 

The ordinance would provide officials with some level of oversight on promoters for the first time. 

If approved, all promoters would have to register with the city's Entertainment Commission, and clubs would only be allowed to work with registered promoters.

Promoters that get a record of putting on events that have resulted in violence would face tougher regulations, including increased security requirements, liability insurance and criminal background checks of employees, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

The ordinance is part of the city's attempt to curb violence at and around nightclubs after three widely publicized shootings in the past year.