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Consents & Variances

Pakistan Independence Day Parade and Fair –street festival on Madison Avenue, between 23rd and 26th Streets

WHEREAS, The Pakistan Parade and Fair Committee has applied for a Street Activity permit for Sunday August 27, 2006 on Madison Avenue, between East 23rd and East 26th Streets, and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five takes its role in the review of applications seriously; and

WHEREAS, The applicant was invited to, but did not attend the Consents and Variances Committee Meeting to answer the concerns of the Board; and

WHEREAS, In an attempt to address the numerous problems caused by the unparalleled number of street activities in its district Community Board Five has guidelines for recommending approval of street activity permit applications; and

WHEREAS, In previous years the applicant has not agreed to adhere to those guidelines; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the Pakistan Independence Day Parade and Fair Committee’s application for a permit for a Street Activity on Madison Avenue, between 23rd and 26th Streets due to size of the crowd and unruly behavior and applicant’s failure to attend Community Board Five’s committee meeting to address issues of concern; and let it be further

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five urges the city to work with the applicant to find an alternative parade route and appropriate location for the applicant’s post-parade event.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 31 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.

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