Biloxi to discuss possible event ordinance

Between official city wide events and those hosted by outside organizations, Biloxi is one of the busiest cities in our state. This often creates hurdles for city management.
This week, City Council may address some of those issues including: unexpected overcrowding, lack of additional resources allocated for emergency response departments, and improperly planned traffic proposals.
This is all part of an effort to make Biloxi run smoothly as the city continues to attract bigger and better events. Cecilia Dobbs Walton with the City of Biloxi public affairs said, “Some of these events do kind of put a strain on police, the fire department, public works and parks and recreation department. It’s just kind of trying to get more of a handle on that, to have an ordinance, to set forth rules, what’s needed. So people can be informed too about when an event is going on, where an event is going on and to help with pop up events as well, again to help lessen the strain on police, fire, public works, and parks and rec.”
A public input meeting regarding the potential ordinance will take place tomorrow immediately after the city council meeting at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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