Budget talks resume Tuesday; architects tour east Biloxi

The Biloxi City Council has called a special meeting for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at City Hall to discuss the municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2007.

Councilmembers earlier this week discussed providing city funding to dozens of non-profit groups, museums, civic groups and special events, which Mayor A.J. Holloway had frozen in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The budget — which would cover the fiscal year from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 — is normally in place by the end of August each year, which allows sufficient time for public notice before being formally approved by mid-September.

For background on the issue, click here.

Councilmembers also face an agenda of 16 measures when it holds its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday afternoon at 1:30.

To read the agendas for both meetings and available resolutions, click here.

Architects to host home fair, tour in east Biloxi

To mark the progress in returning families to their homes in east Biloxi, Architecture for Humanity is partnering with the East Biloxi Relief, Recovery and Revitalization Center, the Salvation Army and a number of volunteer groups to host a House Tour and Architecture Fair on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. at Yankie Stadium.

The house tour will showcase a number of homes that have been reconstructed with the help of volunteers from across the country. The tour will begin at Yankie Stadium, which serves as the headquarters for the Salvation

Architecture for Humanity also has invited a dozen nationally recognized architecture
firms to showcase home designs created to address the specific needs of east Biloxi. Each
firm will host a booth at Yankie Stadium. Residents and others are invited to share
ideas, and discuss their housing needs with the architects.

Volunteer architects also will host Design Your Dream Home workshops for children.

For details on the events Saturday, click here.