Mayor’s Alliance for NYC AnimalsWHEREAS, The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals has applied for a Special Event Permit from the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation to conduct a Pet Adoption Festival to be held on Sunday, October 22, 2006 on the northern plaza of Union Square Park; and
WHEREAS, The proposed event will take place between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., including one hour of time to set-up and one hour of time to clean-up; and
WHEREAS, The proposed event is free of charge to all participants and spectators, and there will be no vendors in attendance nor any merchandise for sale; andWHEREAS, The applicant has estimated that the proposed event will attract approximately 500 participants and spectators; and
WHEREAS, Cat and dog adoptions will occur from mobile adoption vehicles and tents, set up and restricted to the northern plaza of Union Square Park; and
WHEREAS, The applicant will require no water nor electrical connections, and will not have any amplified sound; and
WHEREAS, There will be no pamphlets, handbills or advertising matter distributed at the proposed event;and
WHEREAS, The applicant has previously conducted Pet Adoption Festivals in Central Park and Madison Square Park, as well as in other parks in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island; therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for a Special Event Permit by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals to conduct a Pet Adoption Festival to be held on Sunday, October 22, 2006 on the northern plaza of Union Square Park.The above resolution passed with a vote of 27 in favor, 1 opposed, 1 abstention.