New Bedford officials and other notables are pushing hard to pass the Community Preservation Act in the city. The proposal would tax property owners 1.5% on their properties assessed value above the first $100,000.

With Fort Taber as a backdrop, Lee Blake, Chairperson of the Community Preservation Act for New Bedford, says there are a slew of projects that can benefit from the CPA.

The ongoing restoration of Fort Taber could feasibly be one of those projects partially funded by the Community Preservation Act.

Executive Director of the Inter Church Council of Greater New Bedford, David Lima says this is the opportunity to stop complaining about the city and do something.

The Community Preservation Act appears on New Bedford ballots as Question Five on the back of the ballot on Tuesda, November 4.