Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Somerville voters have adopted the Community Preservation Act.
Somerville’s Question 4 has passed, according to election results from the city of Somerville. In approving the question, Somerville voters have decided to adopt the Community Preservation Act, which sets aside money for open space, historic preservation and affordable housing projects in the city. According to the results, the question passed with 24,358 (69 percent) of voters approving the measure and 7,714 (22 percent) voting against it.
Monday, October 15, 2012
The "Ask Anything About Ballot Question 4" town hall meeting will be videotaped at SCATV Monday night. Be part of the studio audience.
SCATV is taping a special show Monday night about Somerville's Question 4, which asks voters whether or not Somerville should adopt the Community Preservation Act. Learn more about Question 4 here. The show will be in the form of a town hall meeting, according to an announcement from SCATV, and members of the public can join the studio audience. There will be five guest panelists, and members of the studio audience can ask questions. Here's who will be on the panel: Joe Lynch, host of "Greater Somerville," will moderate the show, and it will be rebroadcast on SCATV regularly until Nov. 6. If you want to to be part of the audience, be at SCATV, 90 Union Square, at 7:45 p.m.
Friday, September 28, 2012
On Nov. 6, Somerville voters will consider Question 4 and decide whether or not to adopt the Community Preservation Act. Here's a look at the issue.
This November, in addition to casting important votes in the presidential and senatorial races, Somerville voters will decide whether or not to adopt the Community Preservation Act, known as the CPA. The CPA is a surcharge on property taxes that puts aside money for open space, recreational space, historic preservation and affordable housing projects in cities and towns. Communities that adopt the CPA receive partial matching funds from the state. In Somerville, the CPA decision will be Question 4 on the ballot, and here's a look the matter. When you vote on Question 4, a "yes" vote means you want Somerville to adopt the Community Preservation Act. A "no" vote means you don't want Somerville to adopt the Community Preservation Act. When …
Friday, August 17, 2012
A look at Question 4 on Somerville's ballot in 2012, which concerns the Community Preservation Act.
Some news about the Community Preservation Act in Somerville: WATCH: Five Things: Happy Halloween, Watch a CPA Town Hall Forum Should Somerville Adopt the Community Preservation Act? Somerville Voters to Decide on Community Preservation Act