Please convert crime spreadsheet to HTML via tabelizer website to make a more online searchable and accessible webpage. PDF document content is not visible to most search engines. Most search engines index only the metadata. To make the full content of the crime reports searchable, please convert them to HTML, which is super fast and easy with a free online tool called the tabelizer. Just copy and paste the spreadsheet content into the tabelizer, push the button and then copy and paste the HTML code into the webpage. This makes the content easier for people to download and process. Thank you.

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Change is hard. I totally get it. However, this article - http://hyattsvillelife.com/now-unmapping-segregation/ details how the park got it's name and the raciest, discriminatory practices that were mandated to be part of the deal in giving the land to the City. Times have changed and we should not be honoring/memorializing the name Magruder. I've heard HOPE Park being suggested by others. Don't really care that much other than removing "Magruder".

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  • More economic prosperity
  • more small businesses would flourish
  • More walking, socializing and community strength
  • less crime
  • makes being out and about more pleasant without worrying about being run over by cars on storefront sidewalks
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We have waited for our representatives to raise the matter of "trash collection taxes being included in property taxes without service," but have had no real action.

Residents of multifamily condominium buildings are charged for trash and recycling services but receive no service from the City or County. This is done by classifying us as businesses, even though each residence in our building represents a single family home with family owners and payment responsibilities- just like any other single family home.

This situation represents a true financial hardship and injustice for the 143 Oglethorpe households (and other multifamily homes) who pay trash collection taxes to the city and recycling collection taxes to the county, in addition to an annual amount of approximately $18,000, for private trash and recycling pickup. About 2/3 of this cost is for the trash removal portion. This does not include individual costs for bulk trash pickup which every other Hyattsville household enjoys. This triple billing must stop.

We look forward to moving this issue forward and are open to discussing options (including tax refunds, trash pickup, etc.) with the public as the City has ignored us. Either the City should stop taxing the residents or should pick up the trash. This is basic fairness.

Hyattsville Residents, in this day and age when we are spending money on "extras" like putting art covers on utility boxes, isn't it only fair that we go back to the basics and discusss providing sanitation services for all residents? Neighbors who pay taxes and participate in our community? Neighbors who are paying for services they are not receiving? Please help us.

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Idea: Bikeshare

Is Be 23 days ago

Hyattsville needs to try and attract more capital bike share stations. These station come with a ton of benefits. Studies show they can reduce traffic, increase property values, make the city more accessible, and they are also a good way for residents to exercise. I don’t see any reason why they shouldn’t be at the two metro stations, the arts district and along queens chapel road.

"You are more than the worst thing you have ever done" said Bryan Stevenson in his book, "Just Mercy". He didn't say "You are more than the worst thing you have ever done, except for you Mr. Magruder." I can't judge Magruder based on the fact of a racist covenant from 1927. I do not have enough information. Two things I can say: let's remove the covenant, and then let's name the basketball court at Magruder after Victor Oladipo. He was a number two pick in the NBA draft in 2013 and he attended Saint Jerome's and De Matha. Forgiveness and honesty will get us further from all kinds of prejudice and hate than judging the behavior of a person we've never met and know relatively little about.

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Provide residential parking signs on streets. My neighborhood, 56th St., Hyattsville, MD 20784 have too many non residents parking at night time that live in the adjacent apartments. As a result the home owners and residents often don't have a place to park.

The shopping area at Queens Chapel Shops on Hamilton/Queens Chapel has great potential to be even better. Attracting some high quality shops (e.g., Panera, a wine bar, an Apple Store, etc.) would be very welcome. Repaving Hamilton between Queens Chapel and Ager would also be nice.

My name is Christopher A. Etienne. I am a resident and taxpayer of Hyattsville, Maryland. Currently, I work for a Member of the United States Congress on Capitol Hill. I earned my master's degree from Howard University in Washington, DC and my bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

The morning of Thursday, October 4, 2018 I was informed by a family member that a burglar, or group of thieves, broke her car window and stole all of her items from her car that was parked inside the University Town Center Garage B - Lot# 39 - B, garage number "P1." She has filed a police report and others of this kind. However, the Atlantic Services Group, Inc., the operators of the University Town Center Garage, do not have security cameras installed inside this parking garage.

According to the Prince George's County Police department, one of the biggest misconceptions about auto theft is where they occur. As you may know, more than 33% of all vehicle thefts occur near the car owner's residence and around 20% of thefts occur in parking lots.

I am proposing to the public servants representing the City of Hyattsville, Maryland to require the Atlantic Services Group, Inc. to strongly consider installing security cameras inside and around, the different parking levels, of the University Town Center Garage B - Lot# 39 - B. This is a needed public safety for the residents and college students, especially for the female residents and college students who own vehicles. Parking garage security cameras could discourage a thief and encourage a resident.

One discouraged resident said, "Despite the high prices for parking charged in this garage, Atlantic has essentially no security in this garage at all. I've parked here for two years and have seen countless people have items stolen from their cars. More recently cars have had their windows bashed in, tires stolen, and locks broken. A complete waste of money to pay to be in this garage when Atlantic is not going to bother to put up cameras or do security patrols."

In closing, the University Town Center Garage B needs video surveillance. Video surveillance is another essential deterrent for parking garage crime. The simple presence of well-marked, vandal-resistant cameras is an effective deterrent. And, if watched carefully enough with remote monitoring services and/or paired with intelligent video monitoring software and remote speakers, it may be able to prevent crimes or stop them as they happen – without the prohibitive expense of multiple on-site security guards. The phone numbers listed for Atlantic Services Group, Inc. is (301) 779-9696 and (301) 214-2490.

I look forward to your prompt response and working with you to protect the public safety.

Parking minimums waste space that can be used for opening more businesses and promote more economic develpoment

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