March 29, 2005

Workshop on the Community Preservation Act

Several regional planning groups are sponsoring a workshop on the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act after five years, with local leaders from Sudbury, Ashland, Bedford, Acton, Wayland, Hopkinton and elsewhere talking about how they got resident support for the act and then used Act funding to improve their communities.

Ironically, although Framingham voters turned down participating in the program, the workshop will be held at Framingham town hall "to accommodate communities all along the I-495 corridor." Ah yes, even as I'm still bitterly disappointed over the loss of a new branch library building and Framingham losing 25% state funding for what would have been a fabulous new building to anchor the Saxonville business district, now I can remember how we lost out on another important program that could have renovated buildings, improved parks, etc. It just gets better and better!

Anyway, for those who are interested, the workshop, sponsored by the MetroWest Growth Management Committee (MWGMC) and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) , among others, is this Thursday, March 31 at 7 pm.

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