Creedence, Pink Floyd tributes highlight weekend

This weekend’s entertainment offerings include Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Pink Floyd Laser shows at the Hard Rock, Plain White T’s at IP, Gallagher at the Golden Nugget and the local group Rhythm and Rain at Margaritaville.

To read details on these shows and other entertaining events, as detailed online by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

18 crossings to be impacted by work next week

Railway officials today reported to the city the following two-day rail crossing closures as part of railway upgrades:

Monday: Eisenhower

Tuesday: McDonald and Iberville

Wednesday: White, Benachi, Querens, Gill

Thursday: Hopkins, Bohn, Reynoir, Magnolia, Lameuse, Main, Nixon, Lee, Holley, Dorris, Oak

Each crossing will be closed for two days and reopened on the third day.

Council to meet Tuesday morning and afternoon

The City Council will have two meetings on Tuesday, and although the agendas don’t say so at this writing, preliminary baseball measures are expected to be added to the afternoon agenda.

Councilmembers will meet at 10:30 Tuesday morning to discuss funding for social-service agencies. During budget negotiations in August and September, councilmembers decided to delay funding until after the first of the year to have a clearer revenue picture.

During their afternoon meeting, councilmembers will face an agenda of 13 measures and will hear status reports on two Point Cadet construction projects: Biloxi Waterfront Park, which is nearing completion, and Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, which is aiming for a June opening.

Also on the agenda are measures to ban the sale of fireworks in Biloxi and a measure to relax regulations governing temporary signs.

Two baseball measures to be added to the agenda: the formal hiring of Dale Partners as architects for the stadium and a measure to accept state funding.

To see the complete agendas and supporting documents for both meetings, click here.

Downtown Doubloons: Throw me a bargain, mister

Laurie Rosetti, the city’s downtown services assistant, explains a new downtown shopping incentive, Downtown Doubloons, in this week’s City Desk webcast. You’ll also hear the latest on baseball, the Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade and Grillin’ on the Green.

To listen to this week’s 13-minute program,
click here.

News and notes

Weather advisory: Temperatures are expected to dip to 31 this evening, and the National Weatherr Service has a winter weather advisory in effect until 6 this evening. To see the forecast and read the advisory for yourself, click here.

DRC agenda: The Development Review Committee has an agenda of four cases next week. To see the lineup,
click here.

Traffic update: For an idea of the number of roads being impacted by construction throughout the city, check out the Traffic Update column, updated each weekday by the Public Works Department. To see it now, click here.