The people have spoken! Hyattsville’s beer will be a honey ale. All of the finalists sounded delicious, and Calvert Brewing Company is excited to craft this mild, slightly sweet treat—brewing it with local ingredients. 

Now to name it! Send us your best names and be sure to support the ideas that others post. We'll leave this forum open until February 24, and then give the list of top ideas to Calvert's brewmaster for his take before we let you all vote for the winner.

Remember: Calvert Brewing will unveil this winning beer at the City Anniversary celebration on April 29. Your efforts will be rewarded, of course, with a chance to taste the brew.

Have questions or thoughts about the Sanctuary City ordinance? A Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the City Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street.

Comments and questions posted on Speak Up will be shared with the City Council prior to the Public Hearing.

Get to know the 2017 City Council Candidates!
The Hyattsville Life & Times and the City of Hyattsville's Teen Advisory Committee will co-host a Candidates Forum at the City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, on Wednesday, April 19 from 7-9 PM. Candidates will answer pre-selected questions about local issues from residents. 
The event organizers welcome the public to submit questions for consideration in advance through the City's SpeakUp Forum, in the above box that says "Enter your idea here..."
Questions may also be submitted for consideration in the following ways:
1. Emailed to the Hyattsville Life & Times at
2. Dropped off at the City Building. Questions dropped off at the City building should be placed in an envelope and labeled for the Hyattsville Life & Times. 
Questions must be submitted by Monday, April 10th at 11:59 PM. 
The City will live stream the forum on cable (Comcast 71, Verizon 12) and online at

In September 2016, the City kicked off the rewrite of its Community Sustainability Plan. Updated every five years, the plan lays out the vision and priorities for the City in the upcoming years. After two series of public meetings and lots of work on our end, the draft of the plan is available for review. 


The plan in its entirety is attached to this page for review. List any comments you may have, whether they are editorial or content based, in the comment section. Comments will be accepted until Friday, May 5. 


There will also be two opportunities to meet with us to discuss the draft. Staff will be at the City Building on Saturday, April 22 at 1 PM. We will also be holding an open house on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 PM at Edward M. Felegy Elementary School . 


If you have any questions, please contact Katie Gerbes at or 301-985-5059.