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City adopts new pay regs for council

September 16, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — On Aug. 5, the Hyattsville City Council passed a new charter amendment, clarifying the procedures by which the pay of the mayor and city council is set. This was the second attempt to pass Charter Amendment Resolution 2019-02, after the initial attempt at a public [read more]

From the Editor: Many thanks for the warm welcome!

August 17, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — Hello to all you Hyattsville Life & Times (HL&T) readers! I am so happy to have joined the paper as the new associate editor. Thank you very much for the warm welcome you’ve already extended to me. I never thought I would end up covering city council happenings [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]

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]

Councilmember Perry announces resignation

November 9, 2018

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Councilmember Paula Perry (Ward 4) shared some big news at the council meeting Nov. 5. Paula Perry Perry announced that she is retiring from the city council after 20 years, effective Dec. 8. During public comment, she thanked residents and staff for supporting her throughout [read more]

Update: Seven Hyattsville residents on the ballot this June

June 18, 2018

By EMILY STRAB — While the City of Hyattsville is not holding an election this year — municipal elections take place every two years on odd-numbered years — there are quite a few Hyattsville residents who have been busy campaigning for the June 26 county and state elections and primaries, [read more]
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