Voters in Springfield, Massachusetts last year decided to adopt the Community Preservation Act.
It put a 1.5 percent surcharge on property tax bills to fund projects in the areas of housing, historic preservation, and open space.
The city started collecting the additional revenue beginning with the tax bills that were due this month.
Now, a plan for accepting and reviewing project applications has been prepared.
WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield Community Preservation Commission chairman Robert McCarroll.