Boston Municipal Research Bureau Blog


Boston Approved the CPA: What’s Next?

The CPA was voted in this election season by a 74% to 26% margin. The ball is now in the City Council’s court since it is responsible for creating the ordinance that establishes the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) to administer the program. The ordinance would establish the CPC’s composition, length of member terms, the method of selecting its members, and outline the responsibilities of the CPC. (read more>)


Applications for Boston School Committee Requested

The School Committee Nominating Panel has begun the process of soliciting nominations for the sole position that will expire on January 2, 2017. Serving on the School Committee provides the opportunity to make a difference in the lives and education of thousands of students in the Boston Public Schools. Interested applicants can download the application form here or request a form by emailing Applications must be received by 5:00 P.M on Monday, November 14, 2016.
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What If Boston Adopts the CPA?

Boston’s voters will decide on November 8th whether to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) which would result in a 1% surcharge on real property tax bills less exemptions. In our Special Report released today, we provide useful information to enable voters to make an informed decision. Our intent is not to support or oppose the CPA. Full Report>