State of the City report now online, headed for homes

The annual State of the City newsletter — a detailed report about projects, programs and initiatives being undertaken by the city and its partner agencies – is now online, and printed copies should be arriving in mailboxes throughout the city by this weekend.

The 16-page report, a follow-up to Mayor A.J. Holloway’s annual State of the City address, includes updates on more than 80 city recovery projects, as well as reports from partner agencies such as the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Biloxi Housing Authority, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi Public Schools, and Coast Transit Authority. Also included is an update from retired Lt. Gen. Clark Griffith, the chair of the city’s Reviving the Renaissance initiative.

“The State of the City newsletter gives our residents a detailed report on the progress we’ve made in the past year, what’s in the works, and where we stand in the overall program of work,” Holloway said.

The full-color report – which jumped from 12 to 16 pages each year since Hurricane Katrina – this year includes renderings of the new downtown library and civic center, an aerial photo and update on the Popp’s Ferry bridge, and status reports on traffic and drainage projects, city facilities, housing, city finances, and water-and-sewer progress in the Woolmarket community.

The report will be delivered to the postal service on Thursday and Friday, and should be in more than 23,000 mail and P.O. boxes throughout the city no later than Saturday.

See it online now

To see State of the City 2009 and reports from previous years, click here.