Who decides how to spend the revenue?
You decide! The legislative body of Yarmouth (Town Meeting) ultimately approves any CPA expenditures, based on the recommendations of the Community Preservation Committee.

The Committee is required to study the community preservation needs of the city or town, hold a public hearing, consult with relevant boards and committees and make recommendations to the legislative body for the expenditure of CPA funds. The legislative body may approve, reduce or reject the recommended appropriations, or it may reserve CPA funds for future projects.

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1. What is the Community Preservation Act (CPA)?
2. When did Yarmouth adopt the CPA?
3. What is the Community Preservation Committee?
4. How may I obtain a CPA application?
5. Who decides how to spend the revenue?
6. When are applications due for the FY20 grant round?
7. Are restrictions placed on properties which receive Community Preservation funds?
8. What constitutes "community housing"?
9. What constitutes "historic resources"?
10. What constitutes "open space"?
11. What constitutes "recreational land"?