Council to see new video promoting Gulf Coast

The Biloxi City Council next week will get a look at a new five-minute video promoting the Mississippi Gulf Coast for passengers on Delta Air Lines.

The video presentation is one of a handful of items on the agenda for the council’s 1:30 meeting Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. Among the other issues: Presentation of the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report covering FY 2010, hiring of legal counsel for the pending tax-increment financing for road improvements near Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino, and measures to purchase equipment for the police and fire departments.

The video, which will be presented by Airport Authority Chairman Frank Genzer and Airport Marketing Director Kristi Bennett, was produced by the airport and the Mississippi Development Authority.

“This video will air worldwide across Delta Air Lines’ system during the month of September and will reach a captive audience of nearly 2.6 million passengers over 17,000 flights,” Bennett said. “We hope this video will encourage more tourists to visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast while also encouraging business travelers to consider us as their next destination for meetings and conventions.”

Read the agenda: To see the agenda and available resolution for the council meeting, click here.

See the video: The new five-minute Delta Destinations video promoting the Mississippi Gulf Coast can be seen now on YouTube. Just click here.

Peruse the CAFR: You can also see the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report online by clicking here. By the way, one of the key components of any CAFR is the Letter of Transmittal, a section that provides a quick overview of finances. Look for the Letter of Transmittal on Page 9 of the PDF of the 2010 CAFR.

News and notes

Weekend entertainment: Among your offerings this weekend are “South Pacific” at Center Stage, Peter Frampton at the Beau Rivage, Kathy Griffin at IP and Regis Philbin at the Hard Rock. For details on these shows and a host of other activities, click here.

Community Development Director Jerry Creel discusses development in Biloxi – all areas of Biloxi – in this week’s City Desk webcast. To listen to the 28-minute program, click here.

Center of attention: The Biloxi Civic Center performed well during its initial event this week, and Parks and Recreation Director Sherry Bell says interest in booking the faciliy is increasing. To read more, click here.