The Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) provides local and state funds for affordable housing, historic resources, open space and recreation land. To learn more about the CPA and Newton's program, click on any of the links above or at left or click here to sign up for email updates.
Most of this survey's 8 questions are multiple-choice. The survey will close at the end of December 2019.
Click here for this meeting's full agenda and pre-meeting packet. The only item other than committee business on this agenda is an informal discussion with the program's outgoing staff manager about continuing program issues and "lessons learned."
Dates & deadlines for other CPC meetings in 2019-2020 are available from our Calendar link.
Newton's Community Preservation Program is seeking a new full-time staff manager, to start in mid-January 2020 when current program manager Alice Ingerson will retire. Click here to read or download the detailed job description and application instructions. Apply from the Job Opportunities page under Human Resources on the City website. Please share this opportunity as widely as you can!
On 2 December 2019, in response to the CPC's funding recommendation to the City Council for Webster Woods, the Newton City Council voted unanimously (24-0) to recommend that the Mayor acquire approximately 17.4 acres of undeveloped woodland at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway by eminent domain, and that for this land acquisition the City:
For more information about these Council decisions, please contact the Council directly.
Slide Show of Current Newton CPA Proposals & Projects
(For a slide show of Newton's completed CPA projects, click here).
The required first steps in the funding process are an in-person orientation meeting with staff and discussion of a short pre-proposal with the CPC at one of its regular public meetings. The CPC considers both pre-proposals and full proposals on a rolling basis:
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