Latest CPA News

Coalition Seeks Communications Coordinator
The Communications Coordinator handles all communications-related and administrative activities for the Community Preservation Coalition, with a focus on website design and management, as well as supporting the community outreach and advocacy efforts of the Executive and Associate Director and the Coalition’s Steering Committee.
CPA Adoption Update: Oxford On The Ballot
The town of Oxford in Worcester County became the fifth community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after debate at the town meeting held on Wednesday, October 21st. Oxford joins Malden, Medford, and Woburn, who will vote on November 3, 2015, along with Abington, who will vote in 2016.
CPA Legislation Receives Favorable Recommendation
We are glad to report that An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue, H.2587, received a favorable recommendation from the Joint Committee on Revenue.
CPA Adoption Update: Malden on the Ballot
Malden became the fourth community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after a grassroots group of CPA advocates worked diligently up until the deadline and successfully gathered 1,501 signatures.
15th Anniversary of CPA Featuring: 4th Annual Kuehn Awards
The Community Preservation Coalition is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Kuehn Community Preservation Awards to be honored at the 15th Anniversary of CPA Celebration this October.
CPA Adoption Update: Medford on the Ballot
Medford became the third community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after the four person campaign group successfully gathered 1,661 certified signatures in an effort that marginally surpassed the required 1,645 certified signatures.
Town of Kingston Seeks CPA Administrative Staff
The Town of Kingston is looking to hire a CPA Administrator to support their town's implementation of the Community Preservation Act
Review of the Supreme Judical Court Hearing on the Acton CPA Lawsuit
Yesterday morning, the Massachusetts Supreme Judical Court heard oral arguments concerning the ongoing CPA lawsuit in the town of Acton.
Fourth Annual Kuehn Community Preservation Awards
The Community Preservation Coalition is pleased to announce The Fourth Annual Kuehn Community Preservation Awards, taking place on October 6, 2015 at the Massachusetts State House’s Great Hall.
Governor Baker Signs FY16 Budget with CPA Funding Included
Early afternoon on Friday July 17, 2015, Governor Charlie Baker signed the fiscal year 2016 budget, including the transfer of $10 million from the state budget surplus to the CPA Trust Fund.
$10 Million for The CPA Trust Fund
Responding to calls from CPA advocates across the state, the legislative committee charged with reconciling the differences between the House and Senate versions of the FY16 budget has approved $10 million from the state's budget surplus for the CPA Trust Fund.
Looking for Free Guidance on Historic Preservation Projects?
We're delighted to introduce Jeff Gonyeau, the new Preservation Massachusetts Circuit Rider in Eastern Massachusetts.
CPA Is On The Ballot In Abington For April 2016
Abington became the second community to advance CPA to the ballot this year, when at the town’s Monday June 8th town meeting, Abington residents overwhelmingly voted to put CPA on the April 2016 ballot.
Strong Show of Support During CPA Bill Hearing
The Joint Committee on Revenue reviewed testimony supporting An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue (H.2587/S.1459) during their Tuesday hearin
Legislative Conference Committee to Decide on CPA Surplus Funding
Now that both the House and Senate have weighed in on the idea of transferring state surplus funding to the CPA Trust Fund this fall, the final decision is up to a Conference Committee of House and Senate members.