Latest CPA News


Acton Update; Town May Proceed With Historic Preservation Grants
9/23/2016
After a court hearing on September 14th, the request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the town of Acton from using CPA funds for historic religious buildings was denied.
CPA Update: Amesbury, Watertown, & Wrentham on the Ballot
8/23/2016
Amesbury, Watertown, and Wrentham advance CPA to the ballot this year after succeeding in having petitions signed by the required 5 percent of their respective communities' registered voters.
CPA Update: Billerica on the Ballot
8/18/2016
Billerica became the eleventh community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after succeeded in having a petition signed by the required 5 percent of the town's registered voters
CPA Adoption Update: Pittsfield on the Ballot
8/10/2016
Pittsfield became the tenth community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after their City Council passed a vote in favor of CPA.
CPA Adoption Update: South Hadley Back on the Ballot
7/29/2016
After an incredibly narrow loss for CPA Adoption during their spring election, local CPA advocates in South Hadley were spurred on to try again in November with a ballot petition. After several months of gathering signatures, the campaign succeeded in having their petition signed by the required 5 percent of the town's registered voters, making South Hadley the ninth community that will be voting on CPA this fall.
New Legislation Affects CPA Transfers to Housing Trusts and CPA Exemption Deadlines
7/28/2016
Legislation has passed that will affect the Community Preservation Act, clarifying requirements for how housing trusts track their CPA funding and setting submission deadlines for the low/moderate income exemption applications.
Governor Baker Signs FY17 Budget Including CPA Funding
7/21/2016
Earlier this month, Governor Charlie Baker signed the fiscal year 2017 budget, including the transfer of $10 million from the state budget surplus to the CPA Trust Fund.
CPA Adoption Update: Springfield on the Ballot
7/19/2016
Springfield became the eighth community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after their City Council passed a vote in favor of CPA.
Pittsfield and Springfield Move Forward on the Question of CPA Adoption
7/13/2016
As Election Day approaches, the cities of Springfield and Pittsfield are both making progress towards possibly placing the question of CPA adoption on the November ballot.
Gatehouse Media Covers CPA Programs in Local and Regional Papers
6/28/2016
In the last few weeks, Gatehouse Media and Wicked Local have been running a series of articles about the Community Preservation Act and the many projects that CPA communities have been able to accomplish through the program.
CPA Adoption Update: Holyoke on the Ballot
6/22/2016
After several months of consideration, Holyoke became the seventh community to advance CPA to the ballot.
CPA Adoption Update: Chelsea on the Ballot
6/1/2016
Chelsea became the sixth community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after their City Council passed a unanimous vote in favor of CPA.
Springfield Creates Advisory Committee to Consider CPA Adoption
5/31/2016
Springfield's City Council President creates an advisory committee to consider including CPA adoption as a ballot question during the November Election.
Senate Passes CPA Amendment for FY2017 Budget Including $10 Million for Trust Fund
5/26/2016
After several days of debate on the state budget, the MA Senate passes an amendment to include $10 Million for the CPA Trust Fund
Senate Budget Debate Includes CPA Amendment for $25 Million
5/23/2016
It's the Senate's turn to weigh in on the FY17 state budget, with debate scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 24th.