Now online: “State of the City: 2007, Katrina +2”

Mayor A.J. Holloway’s annual State of the City report to the citizens of Biloxi, expected to begin arriving in mailboxes throughout the city next week, is now available on the city’s web site.

The new compendium – titled “State of the City: 2007, Katrina +2” – is a 16-page overview of the city’s recovery efforts since Hurricane Katrina struck Aug. 29, 2005. The report is a follow-up to the mayor’s State of the City address delivered in February.

Included are articles and photographs about progress on citywide streets and drainage improvements, a collection of recovery milestones, charts outlining key economic indicators, and a briefing on the Biloxi Housing Authority’s ambitious program of work.

The report also features updates from retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Clark Griffith, chair of the city’s Reviving the Renaissance initiative; Dr. Paul Tisdale, superintendent of Biloxi Public Schools; Brig. Gen. Paul Capasso of Keesler Air Force Base; Kevin Coggin, executive director of Coast Transit Authority; and Southern District Transportation Commissioner Wayne Brown, who outlines the status of Biloxi-area improvement projects.

More than 22,000 copies of the report are scheduled to be mailed.

To see the online version and an archive of previous annual reports, click here.