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CPA Opposition Group in Danvers Runs Afoul of State Campaign Finance Law

The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) has just released a ruling concerning campaign activities conducted by a... more ››

February Revenue Report Shows Signs of Improvement for the CPA Trust Fund

Each month, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue releases a report known as the “Blue Book,” which includes the latest data on statewide... more ››

Year-End CPA Financial Reports Now Publicly Available on DOR Database

Each year, CPA municipalities are required to submit several reports to the state - and one of those reports is the CP-2, or the Community... more ››

November 2023 Statewide Trust Fund Distribution Announced

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) released the Community Preservation Trust Fund distribution for each CPA municipality today.... more ››

CPA Adoption Success: Amesbury Votes to Become 196th CPA Community

While there was only a single municipality with CPA adoption on the ballot this fall, the measure passed with flying colors: last night,... more ››

Court Sides with Holyoke Mayor in CPA Ballot Question Dispute

Earlier this year, Holyoke Mayor Joshua Garcia vetoed a city council order that would have placed the question of a CPA surcharge reduction... more ››

CPA Adoption Update: Amesbury Voting on CPA Adoption in November

After their city council approved of the measure over the summer, residents in Amesbury will now be voting on CPA adoption as a ballot... more ››

City of Framingham Seeks CPA Coordinator

The City of Framingham is looking to hire a Community Preservation Act Coordinator to provide assistance to the the city's Community... more ››

Our FY23 Annual Report: The Coalition's Year-in-Review

Our annual report is an overview of the Coalition's activities on behalf of CPA municipalities during the last year - as well as a preview... more ››

Town of Brookline Seeks CPA Administrator

The Town of Brookline is looking to hire a Community Preservation Act Administrator to provide assistance to the the town's Community... more ››

Legislature Drops CPA Surplus Funding from FY24 State Budget

At the end of July, the FY24 State Budget was released from Conference Committee, whose members were charged with reconciling the... more ››

City of Newton Seeks CPA Manager

The City of Newton is looking to hire a Community Preservation Act Manager to provide administrative assistance to the the city's Community... more ››

Senate Includes $30M in State Surplus Funds for CPA in FY24 Budget

Today, the MA Senate made a final vote on its version of the FY24 state budget, and we are thrilled that it includes an amendment to... more ››

2023 HUD Income Limits Released - CPA Limits Posted

The new 2023 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines have been released. These figures are used by CPA communities to... more ››

Town of Harvard Votes to Increase CPA Surcharge & Adopt New Exemptions

Yesterday, voters in the town of Harvard passed a CPA ballot measure during their spring election, increasing their CPA surcharge from 1.1... more ››

CPA Adoption Success: Shirley Votes to Become 195th CPA Community

The towns of Danvers and Shirley both had CPA adoption on the ballot during their spring elections yesterday - and while the measure in... more ››

CPA Revocation Effort Fails in New Bedford After Mayoral Veto

An effort by the New Bedford City Council to place a non-binding CPA revocation referendum on the November 2023 ballot has failed. Mayor... more ››

FY24 House Budget Does Not Include Surplus Funds for CPA

Earlier this week, the House completed the debate on their version of the FY24 state budget - and while there was widespread support for... more ››

Danvers & Shirley Voting on CPA Adoption on May 2nd

In just a few short weeks, two communities will be weighing in on CPA adoption: the towns of Danvers and Shirley will both have CPA as a... more ››

Holyoke City Council & Mayor Debate Contentious CPA Surcharge Reduction

Over the last week, the City Council and Mayor of Holyoke have weighed in on an effort to place a CPA surcharge reduction attempt on the... more ››