Each councilmember has different ideas, and one councilmember wants residents to come to a public meeting to have input into the process.
Gulfport City Council
Gulfport Ward Three Councilmember Paul Ray cast the deciding no vote to increase the decibel level in Gulfport’s noise ordinance. Vice Mayor April Thanos and Ward Two Councilmember Christine Brown also voted against the ordinance change.
Here’s what happened at the June 1 Gulfport City Council meeting. Read the story for links to more in-depth articles about the decisions council made.
On May 18, council saw a return to pre-COVID days as the majority of attendees went without masks for the first time since in-person meetings resumed.
For the last year and a half, Gulfport resident Margarete Tober has been fighting to change one sentence of a city council meeting’s official minutes.
Plus, council talks alternative transportation in Gulfport, police chief announces a mental health initiative and Councilmember Thanos asks city to consider debt collection.
On April 20, Gulfport residents petitioned council to hold more open, public discussion on marina redevelopment plans, complained about noise, and council considered an HRO board.
The over four-hour meeting saw residents come out in droves to discuss the planned eviction of the Boca Ciega Yacht Club, which will return to a monthly city lease for now.
Council’s newest outreach endeavor, Q & A with a Gulfport Councilmember, opens up an in-person forum for residents to ask questions outside of city hall.