Government

Council votes to make Hyattsville a ‘sanctuary city’

April 6, 2017

BY BEN SIMASEK — The city council voted Monday night to make Hyattsville a “sanctuary city,” declaring that the city’s police force and staff will not intervene in federal immigration matters. Councilmembers voted 8-2 in favor in the first vote on the ordinance, to formally introduce [read more]

PHOTOS: Rally to support ‘sanctuary city’ ordinance

March 8, 2017

BY ALLAN WALTERS — Prior to the public hearing on March 1, a rally promoting “sanctuary city” status for Hyattsville kicked off at Robert J. King Memorial Park on Gallatin Street. The rally, organized by the local chapter of Not On Our Watch, attracted approximately 60 supporters. [read more]

Council hears options for police department, municipal building

March 7, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Hyattsville City Council will have some big — and expensive — decisions to make regarding future building projects. And there’s pressure to make those decisions soon. At the Feb. 15 city council work session, city staff presented a range of options for relocation of the [read more]

Hyattsville citizens propose circulator-connector shuttle

March 7, 2017

BY ELLEN TREIMEL — Hyattsville adopted the slogan “A World Within Walking Distance” in October 2006, and with a total area of 2.7 square miles in the city, it seems like this could easily be the case. As Hyattsville has undergone economic redevelopment in the last several years, walkable [read more]

Candidate registration for May election now open

February 27, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Candidate registration for the upcoming city election opened today. Candidates have until 5 p.m. on March 31st to submit their registration. The candidate packet is available on the third floor of the city building Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Candidates can also [read more]
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