Late this month, cable television subscribers in Prince George's County will be able to watch College Park's mayor and City Council in action.
The council decided last week to let Storer Cable Communication Inc. broadcast its Tuesday night meetings, according to City Clerk Miriam Wolff.
Wolff said the city and the broadcasters hope to work out plans and train camera operators in time for the first program, set for 8 p.m. March 23 on Storer's Channel 10.
In other business, the council introduced a state-mandated ethics provision for the municipal codes, Wolff said. It would require elected and appointed city officials to file reports of their financial holdings to the state Ethics Board. It also would forbid lobbying and include guidelines on conflict of interest among city officials.
The state's deadline for municipalities to adopt such laws was March 1. Wolff said the council expects to take final action March 23.
The council also endorsed recently passed state legislation that will raise the legal drinking age from 18 to 21. Council members often have expressed concern that drinking among the city's youth has contributed to local instances of violence.
Groups that want to use the city's baseball field, just north of the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Greenbelt Road, will have to put down a $100 deposit, the council also decided. Wolff said the council wanted to be sure the facility would be kept clean.
No deposit will be required from children who want to comb the ballfield during the city's Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for April 10, she said.