Members of the Biloxi City Council will meet twice Tuesday morning – a 9 a.m. meeting on the city budget and an 11 a.m. meeting to hear a report from the Mayor's Task Force on Homelessness — before gathering Tuesday afternoon for their regularly scheduled 1:30 meeting.
All of the meetings will be at City Hall and open to the public.
Councilmembers plan to discuss budgets for individual city departments during the 9 a.m. session, which is one of a series of meetings to draft a municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2006, which begins Oct. 1.
Three zoning issues are on the afternoon agenda, along with resolutions seeking confirmation of the appointment of Norman Collins to the Biloxi Housing Authority, and a measure that would approve a memorandum of understanding between the city and MDOT regarding the Popp’s Ferry bridge.
To see the agendas for each of the meetings, along with available resolutions, click here.
‘A Lady Called Camille’ encore, sort of
Cable One, which each year donates production and air time to help educate residents about the dangers of storms and flooding, will televise “A Lady Called Camille” tonight at 7 in Biloxi and on its systems in neighboring cities along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The program can be found on Cable 13.
Cable One, which serves more than 100,000 cable homes in the area, aired the 30-minute documentary on Wednesday, the 36th anniversary of the hurricane, at 10 a.m. and 11 p.m., but a pesky technical glitch bumped the planned 7 p.m. airing.
Biloxi subscribers will see a two-minute introduction where Cable One staffers included never-before-broadcast footage shot in the aftermath of the storm.
To read more about Camille, courtesy of the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum’s web site, click here.
Gonzo rocker in town tonight
Motor City Madman Ted Nugent appears in concert tonight at the Grand Casino in Biloxi, and you’ll find the Neville Brothers, New Orleans’ first family of funk, entertaining this weekend at Casino Magic in Bay St. Louis.
For a look at the rest of the weekend entertainment lineup, as compiled by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.
News and notes
Condo picture: You can see details regarding the number of the condominium proposals working their way through the permitting process – and get an overview of the condo market in the city – thanks to a report compiled by city’s Community Development Department. To see the one-page spreadsheet, click here.
Future stars: The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two upcoming programs designed to help prepare youngsters and parents for participation in organized sports in one case, and help identify future college and NFL stars in another. Learn more about the Start SMART program for children and parents by clicking here. Learn more about the upcoming NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition by clicking here.
Webcasting: “City Desk” host Gary Michiels asks for background information on city issues of the day in this week’s webcast. To listen to this week's 32-minute program, click here.
Traffic update: Find out the latest status of road work throughout the city and view the BPD’s weekly radar schedule in Traffic Update. To read the report, which the Public Works Department updates on the city web site each weekday morning, click here.