A 4-to-1 decision will allow the controversial festival to remain in downtown Miami next year.
The vote came as the result of direct campaigning from Miami mayor Tomas Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff to ban the festival from operating in the city after this year's gatecrashing which left one security guard in critical condition, as well as a host of other alleged safety and health issues. Earlier this month the festival defiantly announced their 2015 dates amid the anti-Ultra campaigning, and now it looks like they've won, according to the Miami Herald. They've reportedly agreed to build stronger fencing, set up drug and mental health booths and hire more police, and have hired outgoing police chief Ray Martinez as their new security director.
In a statement released on their Facebook page, Ultra promised "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."