A political advocacy group has registered in Massachusetts to campaign for passage of a property tax increase in Springfield to fund historic preservation and parks and playground projects.

Robert McCarroll is president of the new committee that is campaigning for Springfield to adopt the state Community Preservation Act.

" The voters on November 8th get to decide whether they want CPA and are willingto as our slogan is: ' give a little, get a lot'," said McCarroll.

If voters approve, Springfield would levy a 1.5 percent surcharge on property tax bills, with the first $100,000 of assessed valuation exempted.  The average homeowner would pay $10 more. The surcharge would raise $1 million annually earmarked for projects that would be approved by a committee of residents.  

Voters in Pittsfield and Holyoke will also decide CPA referendums this November

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