The Diamondback reached out to council candidates in Districts 5 through 9 to learn more about each candidate’s platform.
Prince George’s County Council holds public hearing on West Hyattsville Metro station area development
The plan calls for a reinvigorated transit system including pedestrian and bicycle facilities and new recreational spaces, such as parks.
The program encompasses free urgent medical care and mental health therapy sessions for students available virtually at school and at home.
Despite the lack of competitive races, there will be several changes up and down the council.
Twenty-one percent of Prince George's County residents are Hispanic or Latino, compared to 15 percent in 2010.
The plan will not impact Baltimore, which uses the 410 and 443 area codes.
The ordinance drew criticism from Prince George’s County residents who said it aimed to silence the voices of county residents.
Currently, the council has the authority to subject development plans to additional hearings and review in the later portions of the development review process.
The transit hub is expected to include a new train hall to replace New Carrollton's current Metro station and new sidewalks and bike lanes.
Prince George’s County Democrats also hope newly elected leaders can bridge the disconnect between younger voters and government.