Residents of two Massachusetts cities will vote on CPA on election day, November 4, 2008

The Gloucester City Council voted last night to put CPA before Gloucester voters on election day this fall, after the measure was narrowly defeated during last fall's municipal election. Residents supporting passage of CPA there believe that the confusing placement of the CPA ballot question on the ballot at last fall's election may have led to its defeat. Meanwhile, the West Springfield Town Council voted earlier in the week to place the CPA question before voters there (West Springfield, known as the Town of West Springfield, has a city form of government). This will be West Springfield voters' first opportunity to vote on CPA.