Council meets at 3 and 6 p.m. today; other news and notes

The Biloxi City Council will hold a budget hearing this afternoon at 3 and another during a 6 o’clock meeting later today.

Both meetings will be at City Hall and are open to the public.

The 6 p.m. meeting will include nearly two dozen issues, including requests for approvals of subdivisions totaling 82 single-family lots off Atkinson Road, a resolution asking Congress to reinstate and strengthen tariffs on imported shrimp, and funding requests involving equipment for the Police, Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments.

To read the complete agenda and available resolutions for the meetings, click here.

News and notes

Webcasting: Sgt. Jackie Rhodes of the Biloxi Police Department offers a preview of tonight’s Night Out Against Crime – from 5:30 to 8:30 on the grounds of Nativity BVM Elementary School – and there’s talk of an ongoing code-enforcement case at U.S. 90 and Porter Avenue in this week’s City Desk webcast. To listen to the 30-minute program, click here.

On the future: Mayor A.J. Holloway, in an appearance between today’s budget meetings, will make opening remarks to a Tulane symposium about the future of gaming in Biloxi. Also scheduled to speak before an expected capacity audience at Tulane’s Gulf Coast campus: Biloxi attorney Michael Cavanaugh, who represents several gaming interests, and former Mississippi Gaming Commission Chair Len Blackwell, who is also a member of the Tulane faculty.

Polling places: Poll places are open through 7 p.m. for today’s county and state party primaries. To see the list of polling places, click here. For answers to other questions, see the Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s web page by clicking here.