Reporting to the Community Preservation Director, the Manager of Projects and Planning (MPP) will help manage the monitoring of affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space and recreation projects with the City of Boston Community Preservation Office. The CPA MPP will work closely with the CPA Director to create planning strategies and help implement new initiatives proposed by the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) and the CPA Office.
The aim is to accomplish the objectives outlined in the annual Community Preservation Plan which will bring positive impacts to Boston's residents and neighborhoods. The MPP will participate as a member of a small, highly functioning, multi-disciplinary team advancing the policies, procedures, and mission of the Community Preservation Act.
About Community Preservation Act (CPA):
The City of Boston receives more than $25 million annually from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) to fund affordable housing, open space and recreation, and historic preservation.
The CPA funds will support Boston's goal of becoming the most livable city in the nation by working with communities to build strong neighborhoods. This will align with the City's numerous agencies, departments, and planning documents. The strategic investment of these new public resources will prioritize equity, public access, and meeting the needs of underserved communities. Additionally, coordination with City agencies will guide decision-making for CPA projects.
In November 2016, 74% of Boston voters approved the Community Preservation Act (CPA) by voting “yes” on Ballot Question 5. By adopting the CPA, the City has created a Community Preservation Fund. The City finances this fund in part by a 1% property tax-based surcharge on residential and business property tax bills, beginning in July 2017. Since 2018, the City has used funds from the grant program to support historic preservation, affordable housing, and open space and recreation projects.
A nine-member Community Preservation Committee (CPC) reviews all applications. By law, five members represent City commissions and boards. The City Council chooses four at-large members from the general public. All members must be Boston residents for the duration of their three-year term. Members may serve for a maximum of two terms. The Community Preservation Committee recommends a slate of projects to the Mayor. The Mayor sends the recommendations to the City Council for a public hearing and final vote.
Boston Residency Required
Terms: Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Non-Union/MM2-9
Hours Per Week: 35