Dedham to Vote on CPA Adoption on April 8th

Dedham to vote on CPA AdoptionApril 3rd, 2017:  The town of Dedham will be voting on CPA adoption during their spring election this weekend on Saturday, April 8th. Voters will decide whether or not to adopt a 1% CPA surcharge for their community, with exemptions for the first $100,000 of residential property value, the first $100,000 of commercial property value, and low income and low and moderate income senior homeowners. With a 1% CPA surcharge and the aforementioned exemptions, Dedham would raise approximately $640,000 in local CPA revenues annually for recreation, historic preservation, affordable housing and open space projects. Adopting CPA will also make the city eligible to receive annual distributions of funds from the statewide Community Preservation Trust Fund, monies that are available only to communities that have adopted the Act.

Preserve Dedham CampaignThe local CPA advcoates have been running an enthusiastic campaign for the last several months. Part of their grassroots efforts has included launching online resources through a Facebook page and campaign website promoting CPA adoption in the town. If Dedham does adopt CPA, the funds could address a number of local needs including rehabilitation of the Dedham Public Library, preservation of Dedham Trails, and affordable housing projects.