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Austin no longer accepting permits for SXSW events

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The city of Austin is not accepting anymore applications for events during this year's South by Southwest music festival.  

According to city officials, they have reached the maximum number of permitted events that can be held during the event, which runs from March 7-16, 2014.

The city will no longer accept Temporary Use Permits, Temporary Event Sound Permits, Temporary Change of Use Permits and Occupant Loads for Austin events planned during this time. This includes events associated with the festival itself.

"We believe suspending permit applications is a pro-active measure key to ensuring that adequate resources are available to thoroughly inspect and effectively manage events during the SXSW 2014 time period," said Austin Police Department  Commander William Manno.

The decision was made by the Austin Center for Event (ACE), a group comprised of members from the Austin Police Department, Austin Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, Transportation Departments and the Music & Entertainment Division.

ACE released the temporary event application in January to ensure events meet safety standards.


*SXSW 2014 submitted  permits  by the numbers

TUP's                     107
TCOU's                   71
Music                     106          
*SXSW 2013 approved  permits  by the number
TUP's                    98                         
TCOU's                  45                         
Music                    97                                      

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