Funding measures back before council again

Five funding issues tabled by the majority of the City Council will be back before councilmembers in a special meeting Tuesday morning at 10.

All five of the measures deals with employee pay and benefits.

The meeting Tuesday is scheduled to begin with an update on city finances by Director of Administration David Staehling.

Online agendas: To see the agenda for the special meeting on Tuesday morning and the agenda for the meeting Tuesday afternoon — which includes a dozen issues — click here.

Weekend lineup: Racing on the water and more

Dozens of racing boats, with some reaching speeds as high as 150 mph, will be zooming along the waterfront in east Biloxi for the 2010 edition of Smokin’ the Sound.

Racing enthusiasts will have a chance to view the boats and their hovering helicopters from a number of vantage points in east Biloxi, or see the vessels up close at the race village on Point Cadet.

Among the other highlights this weekend are performances by Wynonna at the IP, David Copperfield at the Beau, Al Green at the Hard Rock, and William Sackett and the Rythmaires performing for a Red Cross benefit at Beauvoir.

For details on these events and others, courtesy of listings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

Coming up: FaƧade meeting, blues marker and preservation awards

Three events of note taking place next week:

— The city will brief downtown property owners about the pending faƧade program in a meeting Tuesday. For details about the meeting and background on the project, click here.

— On Thursday morning, Biloxi will become the latest city to become part of the Mississippi Blues Trail. To read background on the marker and its location, click here.

— The city’s historic preservation awards — which had been scheduled to take place Thursday inside the Magnolia Hotel — will now take place in the park in front of the historic Rue Magnolia fixture. To read the story, click here.

News and notes

Webcasting: To listen to this week’s webcast, click here.

Road work: To see the status of road work in and around the city, click here.