"An Act to Sustain Community Preservation" at a Critical Juncture on Beacon Hill
The Coalition has been meeting with representatives on Beacon Hill in support of Senate Bill 90, the legislation which would stabilize the matching funds for CPA. There are only a few weeks left in the legislative session to pass the bill. Now is the time to demonstrate strong statewide support for CPA and SB 90!
We are asking all CPA advocates statewide to take the following steps before July 1st:
Talking points to demonstrate why SB 90 is a Win-Win:
Since 2000, the Community Preservation Act has created jobs, affordable homes and protected our tourism and farming industries. Passage of SB 90 would be a welcome piece of good fiscal news to municipalities - with absolutely zero impact on a tight state budget.
My town, (insert name of town), has used CPA funds to (mention a few key projects).
Statewide, CPA has:
Created more than 3,100 units of affordable housing. This housing serves the Commonwealth's workforce and has produced over 610 construction jobs per year.
- Protected 11,377 acres of agricultural land and open space, and created more than 500 recreational facilities. These projects protect important habitat, enhance quality of life and help drive the Commonwealth's tourism and agriculture industries.
Preserved or rehabilitated more than 1,600 historic sites and resources. This work has produced $165 million for local jobs, brought precious historic resources such as town halls back to life, and fed the tourism industry.
Do you have questions?
As always, thank you for your support!