Stand up and be counted for CPA


Dear Editor:

I have always believed that “government is run by those who show up.” It’s important to show up to the April 3 town election despite the fact there is only one contested seat on this year’s ballot. That’s because we have the opportunity to approve the Community Preservation Act (CPA).

Canton has numerous historic buildings in jeopardy, including the Revere Barn located on the former Plymouth Rubber property. This historic landmark, which should be the pride of the community, faces major deterioration from neglect and is at constant threat from demolition by new owners. Also at constant threat, given our town’s inevitable continuing growth and development, is our open space and the wildlife that call it home.

Some may say that now is not the time to pass the CPA. But that was the excuse in 2004 when it failed to win ballot approval. I hope the town meeting vote to return this issue to the ballot signals a change of heart. If CPA had passed in 2004, Canton could have accumulated a fund of millions of dollars to help finance some of these initiatives. I urge you to come to the polls and vote yes. Please save today to preserve our past.

Jeremy J. Comeau

Danforth Street

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