Politics

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]

Election Countdown: Preliminary campaign finance reports

April 20, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The Initial Campaign Finance Reports for the 2017 city council candidates were due Monday, April 17 at 5 p.m. Six candidates — only half of those running for a city council seat — filed their reports by the deadline. Ward One Bart Lawrence Ward Three Vinni Anandham [read more]

Hyattsville makes ‘sanctuary city’ status official

April 18, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — “I am happy! I am happy!” cried Candida Garcia. Chants and cheers filled the council chambers after the Hyattsville City Council cast its final vote in favor of the “sanctuary city” ordinance. The ordinance passed 8-2, with councilmembers Paula Perry (Ward 4) and Ruth [read more]

2017 City Council Elections Guide

April 17, 2017

The Hyattsville Life & Times reached out to all the candidates registered to run for city council in the city’s 2017 municipal elections. You’ll find their statements below. Candidates are listed by ward in alphabetic order. Ward One Ian Herron Age: 30 Day Job: National Special [read more]

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]

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]

Anti-Trump mural pops up at Hyattsville Busboys and Poets

February 24, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — There’s something new at the Busboys and Poets in the Shoppes at Arts District: A large, anti-Trump mural on the corner in front of the restaurant. The mural appeared Wednesday afternoon, and was a bit of a surprise to a few Busboys and Poets employees. Two employees [read more]
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