Public meeting on RNC plan, open to questions, discussion Wednesday

TAMPA - A public breakfast meeting will be held at 7:30 a.m. to discuss concerns about the upcoming Republication National Convention in August.

Some of the preparations made for the RNC have included the "event zone", and the designated space for protesters, all within the St. Pete Times Forum.      

However, hospitality areas, portable bathrooms and watering stations are among the things needed for the main event, and officials hope today's panel discussion will help wrap up final discussions.

Tampa Bay Host Committee COO, Matt Becker and TDP Chief Jane Castor, will share updates on plans for the RNC Convention, information tools, opportunities for Downtown businesses, workers and residents, and, how you can be involved.

As for the GOP nomination, an easy and expected win in the Texas primary on Tuesday for Mitt Romney.

According to an Associated Press count, Romney has surpassed the 1,144 delegates needed to win the nomination by winning *at least 88 delegates in the Texas primary.

ABC News estimates Romney will win 97 of Texas' 155 delegates.

The breakfast will be held at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel, 200 N. Ashley Drive, Downtown Tampa.

Networking and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Admission for host committee members is $20. For non-members, its $25 and a corporate table is $160.

For those who can't attend, tweet your RNC questions and ABC Action News reporter Ashley Glass at @ashactionnews. She will attempt to pass them along to the Tampa Bay host committee and the police chief.

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