Mayor Sylvester Turner will join District 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia Wednesday morning to announce a new task force focusing specifically on how special events are organized in the Houston area.
A press conference will be held at 11:30 am to make the announcement. ABC13 will stream it in the video player above.
The Special Events Task Force will review and make recommendations to improve communication, protocols, and licensing requirements in the city and county.
Local leaders say they are doing this to ensure consistent operating standards for future events.
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“We will be improving the way communications work, especially for security plans,” Susan Christian told the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.
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