Government

Council says goodbye to two members; new council sworn in

May 17, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The city council meetings for Monday, May 15, were bittersweet. Two councilmembers sat for their final meeting before new and returning members of the council were sworn in. Councilmembers Patrick Paschall and Ruth Ann Frazier ended their terms. Paschall served for four [read more]

City council votes to move forward with HCPD relocation

May 10, 2017

BY HEATHER SARVER MILLAN — The city council unanimously authorized one of the biggest, most expensive items in recent years at their meeting May 1. And it’s been six years in the making. The council authorized city staff to continue with the renovation of 3505 Hamilton Street, a city-owned [read more]

Council votes to keep same property tax rate

May 1, 2017

BY ANDREW MARDER — At the April 28 Hyattsville City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to keep the city’s real property tax rate level at $0.63 per $100 of assessed property value. The motion passed with little discussion by councilmembers and just one resident speaking during [read more]

Election Countdown: Two 2017 council candidates raise big money

April 29, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Money and politics are always hot topics, whether it be a local election or a national election. Voters want to know how much is raised, who donated, how much is spent and what money is spent on. Thankfully, city staff work hard to ensure campaign finance reports are posted [read more]

Election Countdown: 2017 Referendum question on council size

April 24, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The city council is again debating whether to reduce the size of the city council. An advisory, non-binding referendum question regarding the size of the city council is on the ballot for the 2017 election. The referendum question asks voters’ opinions on the number of [read more]

Watch the Replay: 2017 Candidates Forum

April 20, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — On April 19, the Hyattsville Life & Times and the city’s Teen Advisory Committee co-hosted the 2017 Hyattsville City Election Candidate Forum, which brought together all 12 of the city’s candidates running for Hyattsville City Council. The 2017 Candidate Forum [read more]
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