Community Preservation Program

Committees & Meetings

Newton's Community Preservation Committee (CPC)
 To learn about the CPC's duties and current members, scroll past the meeting schedule or click here.

Current CPC Meetings
For information about upcoming meetings, including deadlines to request time on the CPC agenda or submit written materials, see the Calendar (link in top-left navigation section). For links to full agendas & minutes, scroll down on this page.
All meetings are open to the public. Time is set aside for public comment on items that the agenda identifies as "public hearings." The Chair has discretion about whether and when to accept public comments on other items.
Meeting locations are handicap accessible. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to persons requiring assistance. If you have a special need, please contact John Lojek at 617.796.1064 or via email at jlojek@newtonma.gov at least two days in advance of the meeting date.
Recordings of recent past meetings are available on request, as *.mp3 files.
2014
Pre-proposals and proposals scheduled for discussion are often omitted from online packets
because they are already online from Proposals & Projects - Pending on this website.
9/11/2014 Agenda Minutes
No separate packet was posted for this meeting, because all documents were already online. If links embedded in the agenda do not work, please contact staff for assistance.
8/5/2014 Agenda Minutes
Initial pre-meeting packet, distributed when this meeting was scheduled for July.
Supplemental pre-meeting packet, distributed for the final meeting date, 5 August 2014.
4/30/2014 Agenda Minutes
3/20/2014 Agenda Minutes
2/26/2014 Agenda Minutes
1/22/2014 Agenda Minutes
1/09/2014 Agenda Minutes

For agendas & minutes from earlier CPC meetings,
click on Committees & Meetings - Past CPC Meetings (top-left navigation).

Duties & Members of Newton's CPC
For current CPC meeting agendas & minutes, scroll up or click here.
Under the Community Preservation Act, funds are granted through two steps:
1. the CPC recommends an amount of funding for a project
2. the local legislature votes to appropriate up to the recommended amount of funding (Newton's local legislature is its Board of Aldermen)
The CPC may not appropriate funds directly, but the legislature may not appropriate CP funds without a CPC recommendation. Click below to learn more about the work & members of Newton's CPC:
Newton's CPA Ordinance - full text, including how CPC members are appointed and special requirements for historic City properties preserved with CP funds
CPC & Board of Aldermen - their roles in the funding process under state law and local ordinance

Newton's Community Preservation Committee

Joel Feinberg, Chair Mayoral Appointee, Community Housing
James Robertson, Vice Chair Mayoral Appointee, Recreation
Vacant Planning and Development Board
Michael Clarke Mayoral Appointee, Open Space
Donald Fishman Parks and Recreation Commission
Laura Fitzmaurice Newton Historical Commission
Beryl Gilfix Mayoral Appointee, Historic Resources
Jane Sender Conservation Commission
Thomas Turner Newton Housing Authority
Members' Biographies

Newton's Board of Aldermen & Its Committees

Click below to learn about the work of the Board and its committees on CPA proposals & projects:
 • Board committees that review CPC recommendations  - the full Board refers each CPC funding recommendation to two or more appropriate committees (updated May 2014)
 • CPC & Board of Aldermen - their roles in the funding process under state law and local ordinance