At the 2016 general election, 66.5% of the citizens of Chelsea voted to adopt the provisions of the Community Preservation Act and impose a 1.5 percent surcharge on residential and commercial properties with exemptions for low and moderate income homeowners as well as an exemption on the first $100,000 of property value. On December 19, 2016, the Chelsea City Council voted to establish by Ordinance the Community Preservation Committee to make recommendations on expenditures authorized by the Community Preservation Act. The recommendations of the Committee are sent to the City Council where the amounts can be affirmed, rejected, or lowered. Funding recommendations may not be increased.
José Iraheta, Chair
Caroline Ellenbird, Vice-Chair
Yahya Noor, Clerk
Alex Balcarcel, Historical Commission
Bea Cravatta, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
Judith Dyer, Conservation Commission
Juan Vega, Chelsea Housing Authority
Jonathan Gomez-Pereira, Member
Mimi Rancatore, Planning Board
If a resident has any inquiries for the Community Preservation Committee, please reach out to the staff contact listed below.