Voters say “yes” to Question 5 in Holyoke

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke voters have decided in favor of a proposal to allow the city to raise funds through the Community Preservation Act.

With all precincts reporting, the “yes” side has come out on top with 8,641 votes to the “no” side’s 6,900 votes.

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The CPA proposal would place a 1.5% surcharge on residents’ real estate tax bills. Community Preservation Act funding goes toward projects such as preserving historic buildings, setting aside open space, and providing affordable housing.