Ultra to remain in downtown Miami, City Commission votes 4-1 to keep the festival
After nervewracking weeks of debate following a tragic accident that sent a security guard to the hospital in critical condition, the crusade to keep Ultra Music Festival in Miami has finally come to a peaceful resolution. Following the post-incident news explosion, Ultra implemented urgent efforts to keep their mainstay tradition alive by hiring Miami Beach Police Chief Ray Martinez to recoup a stronger security plan and lobbyist Rodney Barreto to further fortify and remind the city of the significant monetary benefits that the festival brings every March. Today, the City of Miami has approved the allowance of Ultra to remain downtown. The Miami New Times reports that “the Miami City Commission voted 4-1 to keep Ultra in downtown Miami at Bayfront Park.”
Ultra Music Festival released an official closing statement on their Facebook outlining plans for the future improvement of the festival.
We will continue to work closely with the City of Miami, the Bayfront Park Management Trust, City of Miami Police Department and other municipal partners, small business owners and the local downtown community to ensure next year’s event is a safe and fun environment for concertgoers and Miami residents. We are pleased to continue our ongoing practice of assessing and implementing improved security measures as well as any recommendations from our ongoing security review being led by our new Director of Security, Police Chief Ray Martinez.