Council to receive briefing on legal issues

The Biloxi City Council will conduct a rare executive session, closed to the public, at a point during its meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

The meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall and is open to the public, includes nearly 30 measures in all.

City Attorney Peter Abide has placed a measure on the agenda seeking the closed session to brief councilmembers on issues including pending litigation with the state involving Golden Nugget rent funds the state owes to the city, and potential issued with CSX Railway.

The state’s open meetings law allows public bodies to enter into executive or closed session to discuss legal strategy. Only those issues announced issues may be discussed and if any votes are taken in executive session they must be reported when the council returns into executive session.
See the City Council agenda