New Bedford Voters Say ‘Yes’ to Community Preservation Act
New Bedford voters have approved the Community Preservation Act in the city.
The CPA was listed as Question Five on city ballots, with voters approving it by a 54% to 45% margin. That translates into a 1,400 vote difference.
The Community Preservation Act will enable a 1.5% tax on property owners' tax bills, excluding the first $100,000 assessed on the property.
The funds can be used for a number of community improvement projects to be determined by a special committee.
City officials, most notably Mayor Jon Mitchell, have said the tax equates to an average of about $18 annually per property owner.