Spring break, Mardi Gras plans to top council agenda

Biloxi Police Chief John Miller, whose department is tasked with planning for traffic and crowd control for major events in the city, will discuss plans for two upcoming major endeavors, Mardi Gras and spring break, during the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

During the same meeting, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich is asking the City Council to approve a budget amendment of nearly $280,000 for the Police and Public Works departments to buy traffic control devices to help implement a traffic plan for spring break.

Under the plan, which was first used years ago in the second year of spring break, U.S. 90 would be limited to one eastbound lane and one westbound lane from I-110 to DeBuys Road during spring break, which could attract as many as 70,000 people to Biloxi during the weekend of April 13-15. The funding would also allow the Police Department to hire as many as 80 additional officers to help implement the traffic plan.
See the spring break resolution and plan 
See the complete council agenda 
City Desk: Hear about spring break and other issues