Public hearings planned on Popp’s Ferry bridge, comprehensive plan

Two public hearings have been scheduled to give citizens a chance to learn more about plans for two significant city initiatives, the move to construct a new Popp’s Ferry bridge and the unveiling of the draft of the city’s comprehensive plan.

A hearing to present plans and seek input on the Popp’s Ferry plan will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the Donal M. Snyder Community Center. More than 11,000 postcards have been sent to west Biloxi residents about the meeting. To see the notice, click here.

Hearings to discuss the city’s comprehensive plan will be conducted Oct. 6 and 7. To see the meeting schedule
click here.

For an overview of the plan, as shown in its table of contents,
click here.

News and notes

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council will meet Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. The agenda features10 measures, including two zoning issues. To see the agenda and available resolutions, click here.

New rates: So, how will the city’s new rates for water and sewer impact your pocketbook? To see a listing of the new rates and a breakdown on what you can expect to pay, click here.

Pinktober preview: Negrotto’s Gallery this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. will exhibit artwork by local artists while a pre-auction viewing of items donated will be displayed at Gilbert’s Salon. This event, which will feature the jazz group Red Velvet, is organized in an effort to promote the Hard Rock Cafe’s Pinktober concert and silent auction, which will be held on Saturday, Oct 17 to help fight breast cancer.

That’s entertainment: Among the weekend offerings are Smokey Robinson at the Beau Rivage, Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” at Center Stage, Lonestar at the Hard Rock and Yolanda Adams at IP. For details on these events and others,
click here.