The Town of Milton will not accept the Community Preservation after voting “no” on Question 4.
With a narrow margin of 52 percent opposed, 41 percent in favor and seven percent blank ballots, the town of Milton rejected the Community Preservation Act in a ballot question on Tuesday. Question 4, which was made possible with a Warrant Article at 2012 Annual Town Meeting, was supported by 6,454 voters and opposed by 8,255 Milton residents. The act would have added a 1.5 percent surcharge to real property to be applied to green space, historical preservation and reasonably-priced housing. To hear from Milton residents opposed and in favor of the act, visit www.preservationwithouttaxation.org and www.preservemilton.org/. How do you feel about the town’s vote on Question 4?
Find out what a yes or no vote on Question 4 will mean.
On Nov. 6, Milton voters will have one local ballot question along the three state questions and state and federal elections. Question 4 in Milton is regarding the Community Preservation Act. According to the sample ballot, the purpose of the CPA is to “establish a dedicated funding source to enable cities and towns to acquire, create and preserve open space; to acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic resources; to acquire, create and preserve land for recreational use; to acquire, create, preserve and support community housing; to rehabilitate or restore open space, land for recreational use and community housing that is acquired or created as provided in the Act; and to set aside for later spending funds for specific …