city government

Composting program expands in the new year

January 24, 2020

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — The time has finally come: The City of Hyattsville has introduced a citywide compost pickup. When Hyattsville launched a pilot compost pickup program in 2015, it proved immediately popular. The program had a waiting list, and many residents expressed a desire to have the [read more]

Is free public Wi-Fi on Hyattsville’s horizon?

December 5, 2019

By SHOURJYA MOOKERJEE — In order to increase online access for its residents and businesses, the City of Hyattsville is partnering with the University of Maryland to evaluate the feasibility of providing free Wi-Fi in public spaces.  In March, the city council proposed a fourth-quarter city-wide [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]

My Two Cents: Resist the Werrlein development

April 15, 2018

By MARISA JOHNSON — For shame that Douglas Development Corporation and Werrlein Properties should try to capitalize on the economic value of Hyattsville’s reputation, when that value was built by the hard work of this community. The proposal set forth by Werrlein is absurd: 82 homes, mostly [read more]

Community builder receives Employee of the Year award

February 21, 2018

BY MEAGAN MILLER — Approximately two years ago, City Administrator Tracy Nicholson and Director of Community & Economic Development Jim Chandler were looking for someone who could help the City of Hyattsville’s Community & Economic Development Department. They wanted someone who could [read more]
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