Resolution Regarding CB1′s Support and Requested Conditions on Occupy Wall Street Protestors

October 21st, 2011

COMMUNITY BOARD #1 – MANHATTAN RESOLUTION

DATE: OCTOBER 20, 2011

COMMITTEES OF ORIGIN: QUALITY OF LIFE AND FINANCIAL DISTRICT

WHEREAS: Community Board #1 (CB #1) supports Occupy Wall Street’s (“OWS”) First Amendment right to protest; and

WHEREAS: CB #1 supports OWS’s First Amendment right to assemble; and

WHEREAS: CB #1 has previously been on record twice as supporting the extension of the millionaire’s tax to offset cuts to education, an issue that has been raised by many in OWS; and

WHEREAS: CB #1 opposed the use of force by the city and/or Brookfield in addressing this situation; and

WHEREAS: CB #1 believes that protecting those rights and also proactively addressing the increasing frustration among many local community residents and small businesses regarding health, public safety, noise and sanitation concerns are in no way mutually exclusive and indeed both can be accomplished; now

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

CB #1 calls on all the elected officials representing Lower Manhattan, OWS, the city and all major stakeholders to come together to address the following:

1)     Limit use of drums, trumpets, tambourines, bugles, and air horns to two hours per day, in midday

  1. Amended – Adds “shouting and chanting”

2)     Arrange access to bathrooms off-site to eliminate use of retail shop and residential building doorways as restroom facilities

3)     Enforce previously declared commitments to adopt all of the provisions of the Good Neighbor Policy (attached) that have been previously negotiated in seven meetings

4)     Work with local small businesses to address economic impacts

5)     Remove some of the barricades that the NYPD has erected that are blocking access to home and work.

  1. Amended – “Remove all non-essential barricades”

 

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3 Responses to “Resolution Regarding CB1′s Support and Requested Conditions on Occupy Wall Street Protestors”

  1. CB1 Hears Locals’ and Protestors’ Concerns and Pass Resolution for More “Peaceful Coexistence” | Downtown Magazine NYC Says:

    [...] Committees at 250 Broadway, local residents, business owners and occupiers came together to try to pass a resolution to place certain restrictions on and help maintain respectability with the OWS group, as well as to [...]

  2. Protestation.org Blog » New York Becoming a Police State? Occupy Wall Street Meets the “Ring of Steel” at Liberty Square Says:

    [...] Square, don’t see the metal barriers that way. Perhaps the clearest evidence is the resolution passed at the October 20 community board meeting. “CB #1 calls on all the elected officials [...]

  3. New York Becoming a Police State? Occupy Wall Street Meets the “Ring of Steel” at Liberty Square | Omasiali's Blog Says:

    [...] Square, don’t see the metal barriers that way. Perhaps the clearest evidence is the resolution passed at the October 20 community board meeting. “CB #1 calls on all the elected officials [...]


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