As Mayor, I have stood against the proposed C3 Presents music festival because of known risks and costs, as well as the many unknowns. Through ongoing conversations with C3 producer Charles Attal, I have expressed local concerns for public safety, infrastructure capacity, and environmental threats from the event as described. During our conversation yesterday, Mr. Attal agreed to step back and not produce the event in 2020.
This is a victory. Community voices have been heard. While Marfa encourages music and tourism events, and we need to consider economic benefits, we must constantly balance those needs with the preservation of our safety and quality of life. Thank you all for your many conversations and input into this matter.