Government

New council to face tough budget questions

May 10, 2011

BY KAREN J. RILEY – Higher expenses and a flat tax rate will likely translate into leaner times for the Hyattsville city government in the next year. Preliminary briefings by staff suggest that the 2012 budget will include little room for new spending on city services. In fact, the need to [read more]

Election 2011: Meet the Ward 2 candidates

April 10, 2011

This is our last issue before the city’s biennial election on May 3, so we decided to let the candidates speak for themselves. Ward 2 incumbent William Tierney hopes to fend off political newcomers Shani Warner and Connor Wilkinson. We invited each candidate to submit 300 words of their [read more]

Election 2011: Meet the Ward 1 candidates

April 10, 2011

This is our last issue before the city’s biennial election on May 3, so we decided to let the candidates speak for themselves. Longtime Ward 1 incumbent Douglas Dudrow hopes to fend off three challengers: Candace Hollingsworth, William Jenne and Scott Matirne. We invited each candidate to submit [read more]

Election 2011: Meet the mayoral candidates

April 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — This is our last issue before the city’s biennial election on May 3, so we decided to let the candidates speak for themselves. Mayor Bill Gardiner will not be running for re-election, so the race for the top spot is the only one without an incumbent. Vying to replace him are [read more]

Election 2011: In wards 3, 4 and 5, there’s no contest

April 10, 2011

This is our last issue before the city’s biennial election on May 3, so we decided to let the candidates speak for themselves. Of the six races, half are uncontested. Facing no opposition, councilmembers Tim Hunt, Paula Perry and Nicole Hinds will continue to represent wards 3, 4 and 5 [read more]

My Two Cents: A too-speedy passage of speed camera legislation?

April 10, 2011

BY MARY THORNTON — On March 7, the Hyattsville City Council passed Ordinance 2011-01 giving the city the authority to establish an Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) Program in Hyattsville. Or  in layman’s terms, to install speed cameras in newly established “school zones” throughout our [read more]

City parks news: Problems, plans and upgrades

April 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — The master plan for Hyattsville’s parks, which was initiated last year, is now able to move forward, after a nearly six-month delay. According to Mayor Bill Gardiner, the contractor hired by the city to develop the plan, Tony Mulkey, did not deliver the plan on schedule. [read more]
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