City Desk: Latest on infrastructure, water rates and more

The City Desk podcast returns from a two-week holiday break today with updates on a host of major city initiatives.

Among the progress reports in the program that was recorded this morning: the status of ongoing infrastructure work and how the program will change as it moves south of the CSX railway, the proposed increases in water and sewer rates, and the city’s Tidelands requests.

Chief Administrative Officer David Nichols also discusses highlights of 2015, as well as the legislative reception Wednesday night at the state capital.
Listen to the program


News and notes

“FoFo” and Rip:¬†Mayor Gilich will discuss road work and other happenings in Biloxi when he guests on the Rip Daniels¬†radio show, “It’s a New Day,” Friday morning at 9:30. Tune in at JZ94.5 or visit online by clicking here.

Big interest: The Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce reports that nearly 200 seats have been sold in two days for the State of the City luncheon, which is more than a month away, on Tuesday Feb. 16, at the Beau Rivage. Seats are $35 each or $350 for a reserved table of 10. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the program will begin at 11:30 a.m. For reservations: 228-435-6149 or

Be connected:  The city passes along information and photos from special events on its social media pages. Take a moment to like and follow. To visit  Biloxi on Facebook page, click here; to follow on Twitter, click here.

Swimming lessons: The Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division is now registering for its spring swimming lessons.  Lessons are available for ages five to adult with the first evening session beginning on Monday, Jan. 25.  For more info, call the Biloxi Natatorium at 228-435-6205.