Community Preservation Act won’t go on Worcester ballot this year

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With city councilors not approving a request to automatically place it on the November election ballot, the group behind an effort to have Worcester join the Community Preservation Act has decided not to gather signatures and required to place the question on the ballot.

In a statement released Thursday, the Steering Committee for Yes For A Better Worcester criticized councilors who did not vote to move the question onto the ballot, and said it will wait until next year to restart the effort.

Thanking the five councilors who favored putting the CPA question on the ballot – Mayor Joe Petty, at-large councilors Khrystian King and Kate Toomey, District 1 Councilor Sean Rose and District 4 Councilor Sarai Rivera – the committee said it was “deeply disappointed” in the six who did not.

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