Framingham Library Hosting Community Meeting On Community Preservation Act Wednesday

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Press release was submitted to SOURCE by a member of the Yes for the CPA group

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public Library is hosting a one-hour virtual community meeting for voters about the Community Preservation Act on Wednesday, October 21, at 7 p.m. to help inform and educate voters about Ballot Question 3.

Question 3 on Framingham’s November ballot asks voters if Framingham should adoptnthe Community Preservation Act (CPA).

If voters decide YES, the City will create a Community Preservation Fund to support open space protection, outdoor recreation, historic preservation, and community housing. An annual 1% surcharge on local property taxes and annual state matches would pay for the Fund. Income-based exemptions are available to residential property owners.

The presenter, Bruce Easom, is the Chair of the Town of Groton’s Community Preservation Committee, which administers that town’s Community Preservation Fund. Groton adopted the CPA in 2004.

Easom’s half-hour presentation will provide an overview of CPA, describe how Groton and other towns and cities have used it, and briefly summarize the provisions of Question 3 on the Framingham ballot.

It will be followed by a question and answer session.

Pre-registration is required.

To register, go to CPAinfoFramingham@gmail.com.

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