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.