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The Cape Cod Commission Act was signed by Governor Michael S. Dukakis in January 1990 and ratified through a county-wide ballot in March 1990. The Act identifies the region as possessing unique natural, coastal, scientific, historical, cultural, architectural, archaeological, recreational, and other values that are threatened and may be irreparably damaged by uncoordinated or inappropriate uses of the region’s land and other resources. The Act charges the Commission with protecting, preserving, and enhancing these unique values.

The Act authorizes the Commission to:


Read the text of the Cape Cod Commission Act, updated and amended.

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