How much would Worcester ballot question cost you? This online tool will tell you

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WORCESTER — The Worcester Regional Research Bureau has created an online tool to calculate the financial impact of the proposed Community Preservation Act on individual properties, urging voters to decide for themselves whether they can afford a 1.5% property tax surcharge to fund open space, affordable housing and historic preservation in the city.

“Ultimately, the impact of the CPA surcharge on residential property owners in Worcester will not be large, though it will be significantly larger on commercial property owners,” the Research Bureau wrote in its latest report: “Preserving Worcester’s Past, Present, and Future? Statewide Lessons for Worcester Voters on the Community Preservation Act.”

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