It has been more than a year since voters in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts adopted the state’s Community Preservation Act. The CPA is a property tax surcharge to fund projects involving historic preservation, open space and recreation, and affordable housing.
The surcharge will be applied to tax bills starting in January.
A nine-member commission, appointed last April, is finalizing a plan to implement the CPA in Springfield.
WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield Community Preservation Commission chairman Robert McCarroll.