It doesn’t happen often, but Mesa is now considering new safety and security mandates for high traffic retail businesses. In the past, Florida mandated similar requirements after a spate of sometimes violence convenience store crimes.

In Mesa, businesses covered will include convenience stores, bars, video arcades and some larger stores.

Among the rules: having at least two employees at work at one time; a security video system; and panic alarms.

The proposed ordinance mirrors one in Tempe, Ariz., in place for about a decade.