City of Miami Hears Statements on Ultra's Move to Virginia Key Beach

UPDATE: Meeting is in recess till 3pm

Today, November 15, the City Miami held a fee assembly to listen to statements on why Ultra Music Festival – a pageant that claims Miami as its dwelling – ought to or shouldn't be accredited for its transfer to Virginia Key Beach.

Several members the group got here out to voice what the constructive and adverse impacts Ultra’s transfer would have on the island. Residents the Village Key Biscayne together with their Mayor-Elect Mike Davey voiced a number of issues together with environmental hurt, disruptions to colleges close by, and no planning for environment friendly site visitors/transportation. On the opposite facet the argument, audio system acknowledged Ultra can present the sources to enhance the surroundings, usher in main income to the economic system and join individuals from all walks life.

Included amongst the audio system was Rapture Music Festival who has beforehand held its occasion on Virginia Key. A consultant from them acknowledged “We Rapture] have at all times been an environmentally pleasant occasion. Ultra stole the idea from the Rapture model to obtain approval. If Ultra strikes to Virginia Key, it could put us out enterprise.”

After being ejected from Bayfront Park, Ultra selected to host its 2019 version at the Miami Marine Stadium and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Opposition to the pageant returning to its unique location got here from downtown Miami residents, nonetheless the residents Key Biscayne proved to be simply as opposed (if no more) on the brand new alternative venue.

Watch the video the assembly under and browse particular statements on our Twitter web page. Stay tuned for the ultimate vote on Ultra’s transfer to Virginia Key.

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