City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
196375
Work Completed
Mar 27, 2014 7:00 PM

That the Administration consider exempting senior citizens from paying the surcharge associated with the Community Preservation Act.

Information

Department:City CouncilSponsors:Alderman At Large Dennis M. Sullivan, Ward Two Alderman Maryann M. Heuston, City Councilor At Large Mary Jo Rossetti, Ward Seven City Councilor Katjana Ballantyne
Category:ResolutionPurposes:Resolution

Official Text

That this Board of Aldermen requests that the Administration consider exempting senior citizens from paying the surcharge associated with the Community Preservation Act.

 

Meeting History

Mar 13, 2014 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting

Alderman Sullivan discussed the exemption of seniors from the CPA tax due to fixed incomes. Alderman Heuston requested to sign on to the item. Alderman Heuston questioned the age of a senior citizen. Alderman Sullivan explained a person needs to be 60 years old in order to be considered a senior citizen. Alderman Rossetti and Alderman Ballantyne requested to sign on to the item.

RESULT:APPROVED
Mar 24, 2014 6:00 PM  Finance Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Boukili and Mr. Levye spoke on this matter. The city is exploring other ways to offset the CPA charge, including a proposal to raise the residential exemption to 35%.

RESULT:PLACED ON FILE
Mar 27, 2014 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED