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Civic Entertainment Group, application to hold an awareness campaign in Union Square Park, Southwest Plaza

WHEREAS, Civic Entertainment Group on behalf of HBO is applying to hold an event in the South West Plaza on May 20 from 11:30AM - 6PM; and

WHEREAS, The event will require a tent 20' x 20'; and

WHEREAS, This event is commercial in nature for the purpose of promoting an HBO movie about the 2000 presidential election; and

WHEREAS, A dozen genuine balloting machines from Palm Beach County, and replica ballots and chads, will be on display and available for use by the public in order to give an understanding of exactly what the problems were with these machines; and

WHEREAS, Exterior signage to direct the public to the tent will be minimal, and flyers, TV monitors and posters promoting the movie will be restricted to the inside of the tent, and

WHEREAS, The General Fund will receive $25,000 from the event, the Parks Committee feels that the educational aspect of the event outweighs the commercial aspect, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by the Civic Entertainment Group to hold an awareness campaign in Union Square Park on May 20th, 2008.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 1 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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