Hyattsville City Council threw its weight behind a proposed state law that, if passed, would allow local governments to negotiate with power companies to provide electricity for its residents. The measure, introduced by Councilor Danny Schaible, is unusual because Hyattsville doesn’t often weigh in on statewide proposals from the dais.
The law is called the Community Choice Aggregation Act. It was introduced in Maryland’s legislature in 2019 by District 20 Delegate Lorig Charkoudian, but did not make it out of committee. A similar bill is expected to be introduced during the 2020 legislative session.
“This would really send a letter to our delegation that represents us in Annapolis letting them know that we support this measure and encouraging them to pass it,” said Schaible during Hyattsville’s Dec. 17, 2019 City Council meeting.