State of the City: What you didn’t hear

Sure, there was plenty of talk of new and future boardwalks, new restaurants and hotels, expanded parks, fire stations and lots more in the State of the City address this week, but what about a few other topics? The opening of Howard Avenue downtown, panhandling, short-term rentals, MGM Park and more. Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich discusses the presentation he made Tuesday and speaks to a host of other issues in this week’s City Desk podcast, recorded this morning at City Hall.
City Desk: What you didn’t hear in the State of the City
Video: See the State of the City online now
Cable One: See the speech hourly at Channel 69


News & notes: Weekly review, pickleball buzz, gas

The week in review: Sorry, we’re a few days late posting, but to see the recap on The Week that Was in Biloxi, Jan. 14-20, click here.

Pickleball buzz: Pickleball Magazine (yes, there is a national magazine) dedicated coverage to Biloxi’s recent “Guns and Hoses” Charity Pickleball tournament, which was supported by first responders and raised $8,000. To read the story, and see the photos, click here.

Gas line easements: The city’s Community Development Department has an important reminder: Do not park or place trash on easements for high-pressure natural gas pipelines. To see the signage that typically identifies natural gas easements, click here.