Politics

City Council debates participation in UMD shuttle program

December 12, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — At the Dec 2. city council meeting, councilmembers discussed whether or not to continue the City of Hyattsville’s relationship with the University of Maryland (UMD) shuttle program, Shuttle-UM.  Currently, the City of Hyattsville has a memorandum of understanding [read more]

New City Council sworn in, departing councilmembers honored

May 23, 2019

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Monday night’s city council meeting marked the changing of the guard: three newly elected councilmembers were sworn in, as well as three incumbents who were re-elected, and council bid farewell to two outgoing councilmembers. Councilmembers Shani Warner and Tom Wright [read more]

2019 City Council Election results

May 7, 2019

The unofficial results of the 2019 Hyattsville City Council elections were announced around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the City Building. All three incumbent candidates held on to their seats for another four years. This story will be updated. Mayor Candace Hollingsworth – Winner [read more]

City is first in state to host pop-up voting

May 3, 2019

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Hyattsville wants to make it easy for residents to vote. Over the years, the voting age was lowered to 16, council voted to allow non-citizens to vote in city elections, and this year, city staff is hosting pop-up voting polls to attempt to reach more residents. The city will [read more]

Watch the Replay: 2019 Candidate Forum

April 27, 2019

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — On April 24, the Hyattsville Life & Times hosted the 2019 Hyattsville City Council Candidate Forum, which brought together both candidates running for mayor and all 11 of the candidates running for Hyattsville City Council seats. The 2019 Candidate Forum is available for [read more]

Hyattsville’s 2020 vision comes into focus

April 22, 2019

By BEN SIMASEK — For the first time in nine years, Hyattsville has proposed a balanced budget. In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the city’s total projected revenues of $20.726 million cover $20.724 million in proposed spending. Beyond tapping into revenues collected through taxes and fees, city staff [read more]

2019 City Council Candidates Guide

April 12, 2019

It’s election season in Hyattsville! Election Day is coming up Tuesday, May 7. Residents will vote for mayor and one councilmember from each of the five wards. This year, there are 13 residents in the running. Get to know a little bit more about the candidates with this guide. And be sure to [read more]

City of Hyattsville 2019 voting guide

April 12, 2019

Residents are eligible to vote in City of Hyattsville elections if they are at least 16 years of age; have been a resident of the city for at least 30 days; do not claim the right to vote elsewhere in the United States; and have not been found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to [read more]

City council works to streamline, improve election process

January 14, 2019

By ROXANNE READY — Members of the Hyattsville City Council updated the city’s election code in December 2018 to distribute vote-by-mail ballots earlier, make it easier to report suspected campaign finance violations, and streamline the financial reporting process for candidates. They also made [read more]
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