25 March 2012

the Community Preservation Act in Massachusetts

This week in Recreation Geography I want to highlight the Community Preservation Act.

First the sad/bad news: Statewide CPA Trust Fund shows 11% decline.

Why? in part to the decline of home sales where the CPA gets funding. No houses sold, no money for CPA. As a result, we can expect a decline in Open Space protection, less affordable housing, and not as much historic preservation.

Incidentally, an article in the Springfield's Sunday Republican, noted a decline in lottery money as well.

But a good thing about the CPA is that it does fund those things. See the success stories for your community and a photo.

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