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April 17, 2013
Mayor & Police Chief say it’s business as usual for the city’s upcoming events.
(West Palm Beach, FL) – In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio used her regular Wednesday media briefing to make the city’s first responders available to answer any questions regarding event safety in West Palm Beach.
Among those joining Mayor Muoio during today’s briefing were Police Chief Vincent Demasi, Fire Chief Carlos Cabrera, Emergency Management Coordinator Allan Ortman and Director of Parks and Recreation Christine Thrower.
They all were available to answer any questions the public had regarding the safety and security of events in the city.
“We want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to protect our public and keep people safe,” said Mayor Muoio.
A small corporate run expected to draw approximately 1,500 people will take place Wednesday evening along Flagler Drive. During the briefing, Chief Demasi said his department is not making any special plans or changes following the Boston bombings.
“We have great events here, we have a great city. It’s a very safe city. We are going to continue to do all the good things that we do,” said Chief Demasi. “It’s going to be a great event and we encourage people to come down.”
Mayor Muoio and her team also said there are no current plans to make any security changes to any upcoming events. SunFest, which is one of the largest annual events in the city, is set to begin May 1st in the downtown area.