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Hyattsville City Council works on regulating rates for renters

November 15, 2017

BY HARRISON CANN — With a growing Hyattsville population and more development projects on the horizon, Hyattsville City Council is preparing an ordinance to protect renters from increasing rent prices. According to a memo from the July 17 council meeting, the rent stabilization and renter [read more]

Question of city council size to appear on 2017 ballot

January 2, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — At their Dec. 19 meeting, the city council unanimously voted to place an advisory, non-binding referendum question regarding the size of the city council on the ballot for the upcoming 2017 election. Councilmembers Edouard Haba (Ward 4) and Ruth Ann Frazier (Ward 5) were [read more]

Council unanimously passes noncitizen voting amendment

December 7, 2016

BY SCOTT GELMAN — After a long series of debates, non-U.S. citizens living in Hyattsville will be able to vote in local elections starting in 2017. The amendment to the Hyattsville Charter passed unanimously, despite previous opposition by some councilmembers.  The change, which will take [read more]

Council discusses potential police union

November 19, 2014

BY CAROLINE SELLE — At the November 17 Hyattsville city council meeting, council member Patrick Paschall (Ward 3) began the city’s discussion of creating a collective bargaining unit — a union — for the sworn officers of the Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD). “I believe [read more]

City budget passes at the 11th hour

July 8, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — At the last minute, on June 28, the City Council passed a budget ordinance that both the mayor and councilmembers were dissatisfied with. But they knew it was their only option to avoid starting the new fiscal year on July 1 without an operating budget. “I would [read more]

Tough challenges ahead for city budget

June 8, 2013

The issues that challenge Hyattsville’s city budget are nearly universal: tax rates, retirement expenses and what to cut when there’s not enough money for everything.  Some decisions have been made that create the framework and other questions need to be resolved before the council can pass [read more]

More than half of city council seats to be on May ballot

February 18, 2013

BY SUSIE CURRIE — The resignation of a mid-term city councilmember means that both Ward 5 seats will be open in the city’s May election, a rarity that brings the total seats in play to six. Nicole Hinds Mofor, first elected to represent Ward 5 in 2005, resigned abruptly at the end of [read more]