City Council votes against putting CPA on ballot in 5-6 split

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Advocates hoping for the City Council’s help in getting the Community Preservation Act on the November ballot left the meeting Tuesday jilted and perhaps a little stunned as the measure died by a close split vote.

Five councilors voted to put the CPA – a tax surcharge used to create a community improvement fund – on the ballot, but six did not. Those opposed included Councilors-At-Large Konnie Lukes, Moe Bergman, Gary Rosen, District 2 Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson, District 5 Councilor Matt Wally, and District 3 Councilor George Russell.

Mayor Joe Petty, District 4 Councilor Sarai Rivera, District 1 Councilor Sean Rose, and councilors-at-large Khrystian King and Kate Toomey voted in favor.

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