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Community Preservation Committee

Frank Molis
Vice Chair
Roberto DiMarco
Member
Kenneth Antonucci
Member
Inna Babitskaya
Member
Teddy Louis-Jacques
Secretary
Lisa Sulda
Member
Brian Holdridge
Treasurer
Julianne Orsino
Chair
Becky Solo
Member

The Community Preservation Act (Massachusetts General Laws chapter 44b, or "CPA" ) allows local communities to adopt a surcharge on property taxes and receive state matching funds for affordable housing, historic resources, open space and recreation land. The citizens of Malden adopted the CPA in November 2015, with a 1% local surcharge.

The Act also specifies the types of work or activities that may be funded for each resource, to ensure that "community preservation funds [do] not replace existing operating funds, only augment them." For example, the CPA may not be used to fund routine maintenance.

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