International Council for the Celebration of Buddha's birthday, in Union Square Park on May 3, 3-7pm
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, The International Council for the Celebration of Buddha’s Birthday has submitted an application seeking permission for a special event to be conducted in the South Plaza of Union Square Park on Sunday May 3, 2009 between the hours of 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, The applicant was invited, yet failed to attend Community Board Five’s Parks Committee meeting on March 2, 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 The International Council for the Celebration of Buddha’s Birthday to hold a special event in Union Square Park on Sunday May 3, 2009.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 29 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.