The CPA is an operational override which means it applies annually for the remainder of your life if passed. The three percent surcharge is applied each and every year and grows by Proposition 2 1/2 annually.
There is no law that prevents CPA advocates from donating any amount of money to the town for the explicit purpose of buying open green space. Before advocating for a CPA, I strongly recommend that these advocates donate out of their own pockets to show us their true colors (usually spineless yellow).
If passed in a local vote, the Community Preservation Act (CPA) enables a community to impose a surcharge on property taxes of up to 3 percent of the real estate tax levy. The required split of the funds so raised is 10 percent each for
In addition, the locally appointed committee may vote certain exemptions to the surcharge:
Framingham certainly does not need more affordable housing so the general consensus among the tax and spend socialist liberals in town is to spend it on historical buildings and open space.
The questions that might be raised here are:
The concept behind the Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a complete contradiction to our Welcoming Proclamation which was passed to specifically encourage illegal aliens into Framingham.
If the intent is to preserve the community and buy open land, then it seems reasonable that we should not encourage the overpopulation of Framingham by third world residents.
The Welcoming Proclamation has been remarkably successful. As a test, just go downtown and find someone who speaks English!
I dare you.
I triple dog dare you!
Furthermore, after learning that illegals scrunch up in our houses (take note of 17 beds found in 2-4 Avon Street fire), the town now hires more housing inspectors to make sure they don't overcrowd housing.
Now the illegals have to spread themselves thin, requiring more housing, which coincidentally requires more land.
But wait, you want to buy up open land to keep it green. And you want the illegals for diversity.
I'm so confused. Somebody please help me!
Regretably, Framingham is packed with liberal morons who adamantly refuse to even discuss illegal immigration. You cannot solve a problem that you refuse to acknowledge to begin with. Thus we relentlessly become the New Bedford of metrowest.
Way back in 2003, I acquired a list of town owned properties , some of which were being considered for sale.
The current assessed value is now about double of what is shown in these listings .
This represents significant pocket change that can prevent a future operational override or capital (debt-exclusion) override.
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