Worcester voters approve Community Preservation Act

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In Tuesday’s election, Worcester voters approved the Community Preservation Act 18,976 to 17,426, according to unofficial results posted at 10:35 p.m. by the City of Worcester.

The CPA levies a 1.5% surcharge on property taxes to acquire, create, and preserve open space, recreational spaces, and low-and moderate-income housing, as well as the acquisition, rehabilitation, and preservation of historical assets, according to the Worcester Regional Research Bureau report, “Preserving Worcester’s Past, Present, and Future?”

The WRRB estimates in fiscal 2023 the total amount of surcharge raised in Worcester would be approximately $3.7 million.

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