Council to consider major development issues

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will be asking the Biloxi City Council next week to take action on four of the major economic development issues he touted in the State of the City presentation this week.

On Tuesday, during a 4 p.m. special meeting of the City Council, the mayor will be discussed the proposed high-tech manufacturing industry that he wants to see established in Biloxi. He will be asking the council to approve a measure that would ask the state Legislature to give Biloxi authority to establish “Biloxi Biometrics and Cybersecurity Center,” a non-profit corporation that would lead to a public-private partnership for research and development firms.

Then, at the 6 p.m. meeting of the City Council, Gilich is asking the council to amend the current budget to incorporate $5 million in grants for work on the new main entrance to Keesler, and to hire architect Walter T. Bolton & Associates for work on a pier for the Ship Island Excursions.

And, in a fourth measure, in the same vein as the mayor’s ultra high-speed internet initiative, the mayor wants the council to approve a resolution asking the Legislature for Biloxi to have authority to building internet capacity and services for use by the city itself,.

The council’s 6 p.m. agenda also includes two zoning cases: one involving a proposed upscale RV park west of the Coast Coliseum, and a rezoning of a parcel of land on Baker Street from manufactured/mobile home to neighborhood business.
See the complete council agendas