Latest CPA News

November 2017 Statewide Trust Fund Distribution Announced
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has released the Community Preservation Trust Fund distribution for each CPA municipality. The revenue from this year's trust fund distribution comes from the recording fees collected over the past 12 months at the state's Registries of Deeds.
CPA Trust Fund To Receive $10 Million In Surplus Funding
The state closed the books on FY15 this weekend: according to the Commonwealth's Statutory Basis Financial Report (SBFR), the state's FY2015 budget surplus will be sufficient to transfer $10 million to the statewide CPA Trust Fund.
Governor Baker Highlights CPA Success at 15th Anniversary Celebration
Over 200 CPA advocates, legislators, and friends of the program gathered at the State House to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Community Preservation Act (CPA).
Two New Communities Vote To Adopt CPA
Voters in the cities of Medford and Malden in Middlesex County approved CPA on election day.
Today Three Communities Set to Vote on CPA Adoption
Today voters in three cities will decide on whether the Community Preservation Act is right for their community. CPA will appear on the ballot in Woburn, Medford, and Malden.
Coalition Seeks Communications Coordinator
The Communications Coordinator handles all communications-related and administrative activities for the Community Preservation Coalition, with a focus on website design and management, as well as supporting the community outreach and advocacy efforts of the Executive and Associate Director and the Coalition’s Steering Committee.
CPA Adoption Update: Oxford On The Ballot
The town of Oxford in Worcester County became the fifth community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after debate at the town meeting held on Wednesday, October 21st. Oxford joins Malden, Medford, and Woburn, who will vote on November 3, 2015, along with Abington, who will vote in 2016.
CPA Legislation Receives Favorable Recommendation
We are glad to report that An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue, H.2587, received a favorable recommendation from the Joint Committee on Revenue.
CPA Adoption Update: Malden on the Ballot
Malden became the fourth community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after a grassroots group of CPA advocates worked diligently up until the deadline and successfully gathered 1,501 signatures.
CPA Adoption Update: Uxbridge Considering CPA at Town Meeting
During their October 24th town meeting, Uxbridge residents will decide whether or not to join the town of Northbridge in placing CPA adoption on their spring ballot in 2018.
15th Anniversary of CPA Featuring: 4th Annual Kuehn Awards
The Community Preservation Coalition is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Kuehn Community Preservation Awards to be honored at the 15th Anniversary of CPA Celebration this October.
CPA Adoption Update: Medford on the Ballot
Medford became the third community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after the four person campaign group successfully gathered 1,661 certified signatures in an effort that marginally surpassed the required 1,645 certified signatures.
Town of Kingston Seeks CPA Administrative Staff
The Town of Kingston is looking to hire a CPA Administrator to support their town's implementation of the Community Preservation Act
Fourth Annual Kuehn Community Preservation Awards
The Community Preservation Coalition is pleased to announce The Fourth Annual Kuehn Community Preservation Awards, taking place on October 6, 2015 at the Massachusetts State House’s Great Hall.
Governor Baker Signs FY16 Budget with CPA Funding Included
Early afternoon on Friday July 17, 2015, Governor Charlie Baker signed the fiscal year 2016 budget, including the transfer of $10 million from the state budget surplus to the CPA Trust Fund.