Mayor Looks To Council Meeting to Solve Issues With Special Events Ordinance 3/18/13
CBS 7 News
March 18, 2013
MIDLAND-Mayor Wes Perry reiterated his support for potential changes to a new city ordinance on special events.
The ordinance was enacted following the tragic November train crash to protect the safety of citizens and participants.
Over the weekend, members of the Patriot Guard spoke out about the new ordinance--it requires $2 million coverage for both spectators and their riders.
They say it stands in the way of annual events to honor veterans like their "Ride To Remember".
The mayor says the City Council will review the ordinance, potentially lowering insurance requirements at its next council meeting Tuesday, March 26.
"I wanna have those same types of changes," said Mayor Wes Perry. "We're in uncharted territory and we know we had an interim step that wasn't real friendly to groups like the Patriot Guard."