Budget hearings; mayoral appearances; other news and notes

Council to discuss budget Tuesday morning

The Biloxi City Council will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday to continue discussion of Mayor A.J. Holloway’s proposed $210 million municipal budget.

The meeting will be held at City Hall and is open to the public. Another budget meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m.

To read background on Mayor Holloway’s budget proposal, click here.

‘Breakfast with the Mayor’ tops lineup of appearances

Mayor A.J. Holloway will provide a status report on progress in Biloxi and answer questions during “Breakfast with the Mayor” gathering on Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Gulf Coast Business Technology Center.

The gathering, which is open to the public, is hosted by the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce. The Gulf Coast Business Technology Center is on Popp’s Ferry Road, a couple blocks east of Cedar Lake Road.

The presentation is the first in a number of appearances the mayor will be making in the weeks leading up to the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Incidentally, you can see online video of one of the mayor’s best post-Katrina presentations, made to the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington in January 2006, by clicking here.

News and notes

Webcasting: Among the topics on this week’s City Desk webcast with Bay Press Editor Gene Coleman: the City Council’s vote on annexation, a recap of major city accomplishments in Woolmarket, and code enforcement issues. To listen to the 27-minute program, click here.

Katrina +2: Speaking of the latest stats on Biloxi’s recovery, find them by clicking here. To see the story through pictures and video — before during and after the storm – click here.