Mayor, council set record straight on annexation

Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway and all seven members of the Biloxi City Council signed a letter published in the Sun Herald today to explain the city’s position on its annexation case with Gulfport.

“There has been a growing level of public posturing on this annexation issue in recent weeks,” the Biloxi letter states, alluding to published letters by Gulfport leaders, “but the public would be well served to know the facts.”

The 678-word letter, which was accompanied by a map that Gulfport used in its unsuccessful annexation case, points out that Biloxi had indeed sought to limit litigation costs and had sought compromise on three occasions.

It was only after Gulfport lost its annexation case, the letter says, that the idea of “standing down” appealed to Gulfport.

To read the entire letter, which reiterates Biloxi’s previous compromises,
click here.

News and notes

Weekend preview: Among the events taking place this weekend is the Second Liners Mardi Gras Club parade, which rolls through east Biloxi on Saturday. For a sneak peek at the complete weekend entertainment lineup, click here.

It’s BTV: The collection of videos on the city’s You Tube page has had more than 41,000 views now. To see the video archive for yourself, click here.

More BTV: Among the more popular videos on the city website is the Katrina sculpture collection. To see clips from NBC News and Mississippi ETV, along with photo galleries of individual sculptures,
click here.