State of the City: Pick your topic

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich covered nearly two dozen topics during his 28-minute State of the City video presentation last week.

Here’s a quick reference to take you directly to the topic:

Biloxi Public Schools


Bonnet Carre spillway issue

Census 2020

Closing credits

Daily passenger rail

Departmental highlights

Downtown restoration

Eagle Point Park

East Biloxi convention center

Fred Haise statue


Gold Star Families Memorial

Infrastructure update

Keesler gate/Division Street corridor

Popp’s Ferry bridge and Biloxi connector

Robert McKeithen

Saenger Theatre

Woolmarket City Center

News & notes: Jack, weekly report, ground breaking, city council

Jack at the State of the City: Jack the Biloxi Fire Dog had his first stage performance last week during the State of the City presentation. Mayor Gilich brought Fire Chief Joe Boney and Jack on stage so that the fire department’s top dog could Stop, Drop, and Roll. To see a video of Jack’s performance, click here.

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 141 calls for service, including 107 medical emergencies and three fires; the Police Department handled 1,822 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 94 building permits with a construction valuation of more than $1 million; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

Groundbreaking: Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich took part in the groundbreaking for the Biloxi Mausoleum. The new interment spot will be located next to the north section of the Biloxi Cemetery. It will be run by a private business owner, Ronnie Barker, who will begin selling burial spots in the next couple of weeks. For more information, call 228-967-7037. To see photos of the groundbreaking, click here.

Council: The Biloxi City Council will hold two meetings on Tuesday, a special called meeting at 4:30 p.m. and a regular scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public and will take place at Biloxi City Hall. To see the agendas and supporting documents, click here.