MIAMI – City of Miami commissioners have voted to keep the Ultra Music Festival in Miami after a motion was filed to ban the festival from the city.
A motion affirming Ultra's contract with Miami and Bayfront Park has passed, 4 to 1, during a city commission meeting, Thursday. The only vote against keeping Ultra in Miami came from commissioner Marc Sarnoff.
Sarnoff and City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado had called for a ban of the festival after a security guard was trampled by gate-crashers. The security guard was hospitalized for several days with a broken leg and a fractured school. She is now recovering at home.
In the end, their plea to ban the festival was not accepted by the rest of the commission. The commissioners voted instead to affirm the existing contract.
Officials voted to keep Ultra in the City of Miami under the following conditions:
- Ultra will increase police security at the event.
- A number will be provided for downtown residents to call if they need to report any problems.
- There will be a zero drug, lewd and lascivious behavior policy that Ultra has agreed to make very public for its attendees.
- Drug counseling stations will be set up throughout the event.
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