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Event takes place on July 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM
92 Race Street- Gateway City Arts


Community Preservation Act Informational Meeting

Sponsored by Holyoke Preservation

Gateway City Arts-1st floor

92 Race Street

Thursday, July 23rd   7:00 pm

Contact person Vitek Kruta 413 539 0385


Community Preservation Act-CPA is the result of nearly two decades of work devoted to passing legislation that would give all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns a tool to preserve their most unique natural, community and built features.


CPA is a state law passed in 2000 that allows an adopting community to establish a dedicated local fund to support affordable housing, develop new parks, playgrounds and recreational fields, protect open space and preserve historic buildings and resources.


How do communities adopt CPA? A municipality accepts CPA through passage of a local ballot referendum following either initial approval of its city council or certification on a ballot question petition with signatures of 5 % of the registered voters.


How is CPA funded? Communities that have adopted CPA raise money locally through a surcharge on local property taxes. A statewide dedicated CPA trust fund provides annual matching funds distributed according to a formula that ranger from 5% to 100% of what is raised locally.


Come learn about the CPA and how it could work in Holyoke! Local speakers from CPA communities, questions and answers, handouts are available.



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