Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's FY13 Budget includes increased funding for the CPA. Not only will more state matching money be available to towns that have adopted the CPA, changes permit money to be used on repairs to parks and recreation facilities.
We all know that in poor economies, parks are often the first to see decreased funding. Park managers are hard pressed when money needs to go to schools, police and fire protection.
Since the poor economy has meant fewer home sales, and more and more communities have adopted the CPA, what little money the Commonwealth may have is being stretched to the limit. This change by Gov. Patrick is an improvement and will help "preserve" Massachusetts' communities into our future.
See this previous Blog.