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Khaya Cookies Marketing event associated with a campaign in support of job creation for women in South Africa, Union Square, March 14th, 11-6pm

WHEREAS, The Khaya Cookie Company would like to host an event in Union Square Park near 14th Street between University Place and Union Square East on March 14; and

WHEREAS, The event is free to the public but will sell a symbolic 1,500 boxes of cookies to help launch the company here in the United States and highlight the political efforts of Alicia Polak, the company’s CEO; and

WHEREAS, The commercial nature of the event is of concern as CB5 usually does not support commercial events in parks; and

WHEREAS, The event is in support of a cause that is not local to CB5 and, usually, CB5 favors causes that are indigenous to our district; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by the NYC Parks, for The Khaya Cookie Company on Saturday, March 14, 2009.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 15 in favor; 10 opposed; 2 abstaining.

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