Government

No property tax hike in 2012

July 10, 2011

BY KAREN J. RILEY — No one looks forward to opening their annual  property tax bills, but at least residents will know what to expect to see in their next bill. The Hyattsville City Council adopted a $21.33 million city budget on June 13 that left the city’s current tax rates intact [read more]

Ward 4 residents discuss concerns

June 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — A group of Ward 4 residents met June 4 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church to talk about issues of common concern. It was the first public meeting of any kind since the May elections. The meeting was organized and chaired by Ward 4 councilmember Paula Perry. Councilmembers [read more]

City worker benefits are key point in budget discussions

June 10, 2011

BY KAREN J. RILEY — It looks like Hyattsville’s city workers will be getting a little something extra in their paychecks in the next fiscal year. As the HL&T was going to press, there was mounting evidence that city workers had succeeded in fighting for a 1 percent cost of living [read more]

Assistant city administrator leaves post

June 10, 2011

Assistant City Administrator Vincent Jones left in 2011 to become city administrator for nearby Seat Pleasant, Md. Photo courtesy City of Hyattsville. BY PAULA MINAERT — After more than three years on the city staff, Assistant City Administrator Vincent Jones is leaving to take over as city [read more]

Record turnout at town hall meeting

June 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — About 170 people attended the District 2 Town Hall Meeting at Northwestern High School on June 2 – a record turnout, said Prince George’s County Council Member Will Campos, who organized it. Will Campos Campos presented an overview of the 2012 county budget, which the [read more]

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]
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