With the support of the voters, the City of New Bedford is moving ahead with the Community Preservation Act. The act places a 1.5% surcharge on property tax bills, excluding the first assessed $100,000.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the improvement projects that receive CPA funding cannot rely on just those funds.

Over the next several months, a CPA committee consisting of at least five individuals will be nominated by Mitchell's office, and then submitted to the City Council for approval. The committee will have the final say in what projects receive funding from the Community Preservation Act monies.