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Parks & Public Spaces

Policy/Processing Licensing Agreements/Renewals for District Parks and Citywide Coalition Principles on Parks Department Procedures

WHEREAS, Community Board Five is concerned with the extensive commercial activity which takes place in our parks in the district; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five has unique issues regarding the commercial use of Parks in the district, including, but not limited to, concern with licensing agreement entered into with the city by private groups supporting the Parks, concern with concessions doing business in the park, concerns with communication between Community Board Five, Parks Department and other groups who sponsor commercial activities in the park; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Six has passed a resolution expressing concern over the commercial use of parks in the city and lack of review associated with the use of parks (attached) ; and

WHEREAS, Over 100 concerned citizens, elected officials and stakeholders concerned with commercial use of our parks have indicated support for the Community Board Six resolution and statement of principal (attached); therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five express support for the Statement of Principals and resolution passed by Community Board 6 entitled "City Wide Coalition Principles on Parks Department Procedures." (Attached to this resolution and incorporated); and be it further

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five sponsor and seek out the support of other concerned stakeholders a "Parks Forum" in the first quarter of 2007 which will address the long term issues associated with the use of the parks in our district.

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