State of the City luncheon: sold out, but accessible

If you failed to buy one of the 700 tickets for Tuesday’s State of the City luncheon, you’ll still be able to see the mayor’s presentation. Doors to the sold-out Biloxi Bay Chamber luncheon at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino open at 11 a.m., with the program beginning at 11:30.

Text and photos from the mayor’s address will be on the city’s website Tuesday afternoon, and Cable One, as a public service, plans to air a recording of the address beginning Wednesday at 1 p.m. and repeat it hourly through Friday at 1 p.m. The State of the City will air on Channel 69 for those with digital boxes and on Cable 16 for those without digital boxes.

The mayor’s presentation will feature a 30-minute pre-recorded presentation, with more than 300 photos and video, with opening remarks from the podium before and after the recorded presentation.

Gilich plans to provide a report on several ongoing city initiatives, including the ongoing infrastructure work and the condition of streets in east Biloxi, the city’s unprecedented Tidelands and BP requests, progress on the Coastwide broadband effort, and his creation of a mayors forum to have a united front with other Coast leaders on issues.
See a postcard on the Cable One telecast
See the mayor’s first mayor address, at his inauguration


The week that was

Last week, the city’s Development Review Committee reviewed plans for two new downtown restaurants, while, surprisingly, the Biloxi Police and Fire departments did not see spikes in their numbers of calls because of Fat Tuesday. To see the reports from all three departments, click here.


News and notes

Calling all seniors: Seniors age 55 and older are invited to join the Parks and Recreation Department on Wednesday for their monthly Senior Luncheon, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road. The luncheon is free, but all attendees are asked to bring a dessert. For more information about the luncheon and senior programs, click here.

“Cup of Joe”: The second of the three-part series in which members of the Moran family discuss the life of their father, famed artist Joe Moran, will take place at 9 a.m. on Friday at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum’s Point Cadet Seafood Kitchen. Seating is limited and tickets are $10 per person. For more information on “Cup of Joe” or the ongoing Joe Moran Retrospective, call the museum at 228-435-6320.