In November 2015, Malden voters adopted the Community Preservation Act, adding 1% to their property tax bills and making the city eligible for matching state funds. The resulting revenues will be dedicated to increasing open space, providing affordable housing and preserving historic buildings and resources in the city. Specific projects will require the approval of a Community Preservation Committee and the City Council.
The City Council is seeking input from residents on the types of projects they would prefer to see completed with this money. The Council will hold the first in a series of public hearings on March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Salemwood School and is urging residents to attend and share their thoughts on Community Preservation.
They are also asking that residents and business owners complete a brief survey on Community Preservation preferences. The survey will be included in next month’s water bill. It will also be available at the Malden Senior Center and the Malden Public Library.