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 at least two days in advance of the meeting date.
    Recordings of recent past meetings are available on request, as *.mp3 files.

    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. 
    As of 1 January 2015, most rooms in City Hall have new numbers.  Committees will continue meeting in the same physical locations as before, only the room numbers have changed.
    2/12/2015 Agenda Minutes

    12/11/2014 Agenda & Pre-Meeting Packet DRAFT Minutes
    11/20/2014 Agenda Minutes
    9/11/2014 Agenda Minutes
    8/5/2014 Agenda Minutes
    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
    Richard Kronish Newton Housing Authority
    Jane Sender Conservation Commission
    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 December 2014)
     • CPC & Board of Aldermen - their roles in the funding process under state law and local ordinance