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Concentric Communications request to conduct a special event in conjunction with Nelson Mandela Day in Union Square Park, on Thursday July 16, 2009

WHEREAS, Community Board Five takes its role in the review of applications for Parks Special Events seriously and requests an opportunity to review the application before a permit is granted by the Parks Department Special Permit Office; and

WHEREAS, Concentric Communications has submitted an application seeking permission for a special event to be conducted in Union Square Park on Thursday July 16, 2009 between the hours of 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM; and

WHEREAS, The applicant was invited, yet failed to attend Community Board Five’s Parks Committee meeting on June 29, 2009 to present their proposal for review; and

WHEREAS, Any questions that the committee might have regarding this event could not be addressed; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by Concentric Communications to hold a special event in Union Square Park on Thursday July 16, 2009.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 36 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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