Effort to put Community...

Effort to put Community Preservation Act on Worcester ballot meets resistance

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WORCESTER – With the City Council set to decide Tuesday night whether to place the Community Preservation Act question on the November ballot, the proposal is receiving pushback in some quarters.

The leaders of two citizen groups – the Shrewsbury Street Neighborhood Association and the Coalition for Accurate Worcester Assessments on Real Estate – have both come out against having the council place the Community Preservation Act question on the ballot.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty has an item on the City Council agenda, asking it to place before the voters at the Nov. 6 state election the following binding question: Shall Worcester accept sections 3 to 7 inclusive of Chapter 44B (Community Preservation Action) of the general laws?

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