December citywide newsletter on the way

The December issue of BNews Monthly, with stories and photos about Christmas events and a host of development initiatives in east Biloxi, is due in homes and businesses across the city in the next couple of days.

The 16-page issue also contains detailed maps showing progress on the infrastructure work north and south of the CSX railway in east Biloxi, as well as the city’s plan to accept proposals on vacant parcels of city-owned land along Caillavet and Division streets.

In all, the December BNews contains more than a dozen stories about issues of note, along with a monthlong community calendar that highlights Christmas events.

The newsletter, paid for with advertising from community-minded businesses, also includes ads from the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort; Edgewater Mall and its new movie theater; Bacchus In Biloxi, Shipwrecked Beach Bar, Fill-up with Billups, and the Live Oak Lounge; Biloxi Pawn & Jewelry; The Peoples Bank; Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel; Oscar Renda Contracting; Merit Health Medical Group, at Lakeview, Cedar Lake and the Promenade; and the Palace Casino Resort.
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City seeks feedback for housing survey

The public is invited to take part in a gathering to help identify affordable housing needs on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Dr. Frank G. Gruich Sr. Community Center, 591 Howard Ave.

The Coast entitlement communities and local housing authorities – which includes Biloxi, Gulfport, Moss Point, Pascagoula, Biloxi Housing Authority, Mississippi Region 8 Housing Authority,  and Bay Waveland Housing Authority – are currently conducting a fair housing study known as the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. This study is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a condition for receiving federal housing and community development funds.

This study is intended to identify barriers to fair housing choice and propose recommendations to address those barriers. 
Take the Fair Housing Survey   
Visit the federal programs section of the city website


News & notes: council meeting video, traffic update

Council video: The Biloxi City Council, in a two-hour meeting this afternoon, heard reports from Biloxi Police Chief John Miller on the presidential visit, Oscar Renda Contracting on east Biloxi infrastructure progresss, and from consultants on economic development and employee drug plans. To see unedited video of the meeting, along with a link to the meeting agenda, click here.

Traffic: To see the latest on traffic work throughout the city, click here.