Seats all sold for State of the City; other news and notes

The Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce has announced that Monday’s State of the City luncheon is sold out.

A total of 650 seats has been sold for the luncheon, which is sponsored by the chamber and will be held at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

Cable One, as a public service to residents, will air a replay of the speech on Tuesday at 8 and 10 a.m. and 8 and 10 p.m. on Cable Channel 13 in Biloxi.

To see a postcard notifying residents about the cable replay, click here.

Your State of the City primer

Pulse, a local full-color newsletter about real estate and development on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, includes a four-page Q&A with Mayor A.J. Holloway about the status of rebuilding in Biloxi, a sort of pre-State of the City report.

The glossy newsletter, with Holloway’s smiling mug on the cover, was produced by Kenneth Jones of Coldwell Banker Commercial. A limited supply is available at the Schooner restaurant, Desporte’s, BancorpSouth, Community Bank and Quality Seafood.

To see the Holloway cover read the Q&A now, click here.

Deja vu: Council to consider flood maps

The Biloxi City Council on Tuesday will once again face the issue of adopting the federally recommended flood elevation maps, which will set building elevations throughout the city and nearly double the size of the desginated flood-prone areas in east Biloxi.

Consideration of the maps, which Mayor A.J. Holloway has urged repeatedly for months, is one of more than a dozen issues on the council’s agenda.

To see the complete agenda and available resolutions, click here.

For background on the flood map issue, click here.

News and notes

Election central: The Voter Info section of the city web site has been updated with 2009 election information, including a weekly list of municipal candidates, voter registration information and a map showing Biloxi ward lines. To visit the Voter Info section,
click here.

School news: The Biloxi Public School District is considering “re-purposing” Gorenflo Elementary School to deal with low enrollement at the Back Bay school. To read background on the issue, click here.

Weekend preview: For a look at the events taking place this weekend, click here.