Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Only four residents spoke at the May 23 public hearing about the city's proposed FY 2012 budget.
The Hyattsville City Council held a public hearing about the proposed FY 2012 budget. The hearing, which was supposed to begin at 8 p.m. on May 23, was not opened for public comment until nearly 9 p.m. due to a number of questions the council had for City Administrator Gregory Rose. Patch sent out Tweets tagged with #HyattsvilleCityCouncil throughout the hearing and here’s a round up of those updates. You can check out all of our Tweets at @HyattsvllePatch: 7: 41 p.m. Budget public hearing about to start. More people here than last budget hearing. 7:58 p.m. Vote: McKnight is president after review of Roberts Rules of Order; Hiles is VP after 5-4 vote over Tim Hunt. 7:59 p.m. Just passed ordinance to introduce FY12 budget. 8:14 p.m. City …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
You can use this chart to compare the number of votes for City Council for the past three elections. Hyattsville holds elections every two years and offices are held for four years.
What do you think about the turnout of last week's elections? Here are the numbers from this year and past years' elections. Winners' names are italicized. Chart does not include write-in votes.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Candace Hollingsworth (Ward 1) and Shani Warner (Ward 2) are in. Doug Dudrow (Ward 1), and Bill Tierney (Ward 2) are out.
Two incumbents were voted out of their spots on the Hyattsville City Council in Tuesday’s citywide elections. Councilmen Douglas Dudrow (Ward 1) and Bill Tierney (Ward 2) lost to newcomers Candace Hollingsworth (Ward 1) and Shani Warner (Ward 2). In Ward 1, which includes EYA’s Arts District Hyattsville, Hollingsworth won by 30 votes, ousting Dudrow, who has served on the council, in two phases, for more than 30 years. “I’m very excited,” Hollingsworth said, adding that the first thing she’s going to do after the busy election season is sleep. “I’m going to go to Franklin’s, grab another beer and then get ready for May 16.” Tuesday’s winners will be officially seated in fewer than two weeks. “I really didn’t know what to expect, to be …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Here's an audio clip with some photos showing the City Council. Mayoral candidate Chris Brophy spoke about why he ran for council at a recent debate. This is a portion of his speech.
With the city's elections just around the corner, Patch thought you might need a good reminder to get out and cast your ballot. We thought this speech from mayoral candidate Chris Brophy might do. The photos on this slide show are not intended to be reflective of anything being said on the audio clip. Hope you enjoy and don't forget to vote on Tuesday!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
At 19, Connor Wilkinson is Hyattsville's youngest candidate for City Council in 2011.
Hyattsville Patch is seeking to run short profiles on all City Council candidates for the May 3 election. We will ask each candidate the same questions but candidates may respond to them as they see fit. Profiles will run in the order in which the candidates respond. Each candidate will be asked at least twice for their participation. Name: Connor Wilkinson, lifetime resident Age: 19 Occupation: Student at UMBC studying history and political science. Pursuing certificate in education. Family: Mother -- librarian; father -- NASA engineer; one sister. Hometown: Hyattsville, MD Qualifications: Wilkinson said that While working with the Boy Scouts, he learned how to work within a hierarchy of an organization. This experience also helped him …
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The Hyattsville council is still unsure of its legislative goals for the coming months.
The Hyattsville City Council handled business and started discussion on a number of matters at its Oct. 11 meeting. Here's a roundup of what they did: Councilman Tim Hunt (Ward 3) wanted to ensure that delivery services were not prohibited in the area, so the council agreed to change their comments to not include which items are inconsistent with the TDDP. "We're just saying, 'We really want you to stick with what you put out there'," said City Administrator Elaine Murphy of the comments. Ecobeco would provide 50 low-income senior residents with audits on their use of energy including a blower test, duct leakage test and thermal imaging. For more information visit http://www.hyattsville.org/Archive.aspx?ADID=1248. "...We need to …