Latest CPA News


Remembering Wellfleet's Barbara Gray: CPA and Preservation Champion Leaves Lasting Impact
6/30/2014
CPA lost a dedicated advocate recently with the passing of former State Representative and Wellfleet Community Preservation Committee member Barbara Gray, 86.
$25 Million for the CPA Trust Fund
6/30/2014
Responding to calls from CPA advocates across the state, the legislative committee charged with reconciling the differences in funding amounts between the House and Senate versions of the FY15 budget has approved a full $25 million from the state's budget surplus for the CPA Trust Fund.
Arlington organizes ballot committee for CPA election
6/17/2014
Berkley Town Meeting Moves CPA Adoption to Ballot Vote
6/2/2014
Newbury, Otis, Manchester Continue CPA Winning Streak
5/25/2014
Last night, voters in Newbury and Otis moved the question of CPA adoption to their next regularly scheduled election ballots.
Senate Passes CPA Amendment Including $10 Million for Trust Fund
5/21/2014
On the first day of the Senate's budget debate, the CPA Amendment (Redraft OTH #4) passed 39 to 0.
Spring 2014 CPA Town Meeting and Election Results Recap
5/21/2014
It has been an exciting and optimistic spring for the Community Preservation Act.
Conway Employs a Creative Idea to Increase Their CPA State Match
5/17/2014
Conway voters approved a surcharge increase from 1.5% to 3% at their spring ballot election. In addition to boosting their locally generated CPA revenue, the measure also fulfills a unique plan to dramatically increase Conway's distribution from the statewide CPA Trust Fund.
Senate proposal did not include CPA funding, Amendment filed for $25 million
5/15/2014
Although the House budget included a transfer of $25 million from the FY14 budget surplus to the CPA Trust Fund, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means did not include the CPA funding in their budget proposal, released yesterday.
Voters in Boxborough Move CPA Question to Ballot Vote
5/14/2014
CPA advocates in Boxborough celebrated a Town Meeting success
Despite Recession CPA Helps Communities Stay Afloat
5/10/2014
In the wake an economic downturn, the following article from The Enterprise discusses the positive impact of CPA funds in towns across the Commonwealth.
Voters in Egremont and Arlington Send CPA to the Ballot
5/8/2014
Two More Towns Move CPA Surcharge Increase to Ballot Vote this fall
5/6/2014
Last night, two more communities voted at their Town Meeting to place a CPA surcharge question on their town's next regularly scheduled election ballot.
CPA Adoption activity heats up with approaching spring town meetings
5/5/2014
After a long cold winter, the spring forecast for CPA is looking pretty bright. Six communities will put CPA on their Town Meeting or City Council warrants in coming months, and one community will vote to adopt the Act at their spring election
House Approves State Budget; $25 million for CPA included
5/1/2014
fter three days of marathon sessions, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed their version of the state budget, including $25 million in funding for CPA.