About Question 4
Question 4 — the Community Preservation Act — allows Somerville residents to invest in the things we most value in our community. By implementing a small surcharge on commercial and residential properties (average surcharge is just $35 per year for homeowners), Somerville will join the 148 cities and towns who qualify to receive annual matching state funds. We’ll raise millions of dollars to improve parks, open spaces and playgrounds, preserve historic buildings, and keep our neighborhoods affordable.
Low and moderate-income seniors and low-income homeowners are exempt from the surcharge!
If you are interested in the full list of Somerville ballot questions, we have a summary document here.