Things are getting heated on the Ultra front. The City of Miami is still pushing strong to get this festival and all things associated with it banned from the three oh five. The ultra banning is on the agenda for an upcoming city commission hearing.
Well, the organizers behind Ultra are fighting back. They started a #SaveUltra petition campaign to start collecting signatures to show the overwhelming support that Ultra has in the city and to keep the festival in Miami. And I mean even though Ultra denied our press request, we still support their movement and what they do for the local economy and entertainment scene.
Recently, certain City of Miami officials have called for an end to Ultra Music Festival at its current home of Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. In order to stay at Bayfront Park we need your support now The vast majority of our attendees are law-abiding music fans that travel to Miami to enjoy our beautiful weather, diverse culture and world-class entertainment. Not unlike other large-scale sporting or entertainment events, Ultra has regrettably had to contend with a few isolated incidents. Certain local politicians have capitalized on these isolated incidents to undeservedly vilify electronic dance music, its industry and its international fan base.
As a responsible event promoter, Ultra Music Festival employs best practices that are security-centered and adopts and implements significant protocol to ensure the safety of our patrons and personnel. Each year Ultra Music Festival works collaboratively with our municipal partners, including the City of Miami, the City of Miami Police and Fire Departments, the Bayfront Park Management Trust and their respective administrative offices to ensure the safety and security of the event. This year, event organizers and the City of Miami jointly agreed to deploy 257 police officers per day, 49 more per day than in 2013, including the following:
– The deployment of 28 additional police officers per day around the perimeter and inside the event;
– The deployment of 18 undercover detail officers, including Homeland Security and DEA officers;
– The deployment of 12 additional bike detail officers per day; and
– The deployment of “G8” (8 foot, high-level security) steel fencing surrounding the venue, which was further supplemented by additional chain link fencing and police barricades surrounding the venue.
Ultra Music Festival is conducting a top-to-bottom review of its security protocol and continues its long-standing commitment to the security and safety of its patrons and personnel.
Please sign this petition to indicate your support of Ultra Music Festival as a catalyst for economic activity and key promoter of the City of Miami’s reputation as a top entertainment and leisure destination.
CITY OF MIAMI COMMISSION
Mayor Tomas P. Regalado
Commissioner Wifredo Gort, City of Miami Commission
Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, City of Miami Commission
Commissioner Frank Carollo, City of Miami Commission
Commissioner Francis Suarez, City of Miami Commission
Commissioner Keon Hardemon, City of Miami Commission
Keep Ultra Music Festival in Miami
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