Council calls special meeting for Friday

The Biloxi City Council has called a special meeting for Friday at 9 a.m. to consider an override of Mayor A.J. Holloway’s veto of the municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2009.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at City Hall.

Holloway vetoed the budget on Tuesday, citing increases in employee compensation and longevity pay as excessive.

Three-fifths of council members present and voting would be required to override a mayoral veto, according to state statute.

News and notes

Comprehensive Plan update: The effort to gather public input from residents on the update of the city’s comprehensive plan moves to Woolmarket this evening, with a meeting at 5:30 at the Joppa Shrine on Highway 67. To see photos from last night’s initial meeting at the Biloxi Community Center, click here. To read more about the comprehensive plan process, click here.

Western Dance: The Parks and Recreation Department will host a Western Dance for children 6 to 13 and their parents on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Woolmarket Middle School Gym. Admission is free and refreshments will be served for a nominal fee. Details: 435-6148 or email