Dog Parks via CPA

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CPA NEWS: 1-16-20 Dogs Parks Can Be Funded via CPA! The CPA At Work in Newton Off-leash dog parks are an increasingly popular use of Community Preservation Act funds. In general, dog parks are not that different from other types of parks and still meet the definition of recreational use in the CPA statute.  Off-leash […]

Newton Saves Webster Woods with CPA Funds

CPA NEWS: 1-16-20 Newton Saves Woods with CPA! The CPA At Work in Newton The City of Newton, through its City Council, voted to acquire Websters Woods by eminent domain in order to prevent Boston College from developing the land, a beloved conservation area. This is another example of how the Community Preservation Act really […]

More than Half!

CPA NEWS: 1-6-20 More than half have joined! Twenty Years of Progress! Twenty years after the Community Preservation Act became law, more than half the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts participate in this self-determined investment plan for open space, historic preservation, and affordable housing. The act has funded 10,700 units of affordable housing and […]

More CPA Funding Passed!

CPA NEWS: 12-3-19 A major increase in funds to CPA member towns The first in a series of news items. This is the first in a series of news items on “big picture news” concerning the Community Preservation Act.  As you may know, the citizen’s committee “Vote Yes CPA Burlington” plans to bring a warrant […]