Even though Gulfport had no election in March, the seated council members up for election had to get sworn in anew.
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Council changed course at its Mar. 1 meeting and voted itself a higher pay raise than it did at its Feb. meeting. Of the council, Christine Brown, Michael Fridovich, and Mayor Sam Henderson voted for the $20,000 and $15,000 pay; April Thanos and Paul Ray voted against.
Council discussed hybrid patrol cars, Pride celebrations, no parking signs, and a collective bargaining agreement at its Jan. 4 meeting. There was also a heated exchange between the mayor and a resident.
Volunteers at the Great Clam Bayou Cleanup hauled some 470 pounds of trash out of the nature preserve on Saturday, March 20.
Tuesday, March 9, Gulfport voters narrowly decided to retain their representatives on Gulfport City Council for Ward 2 and Ward 4.
The Gabber breaks down how each candidate for Gulfport City Council funded their campaigns.
The last round of candidate questions before the citywide election March 9 includes six ward-specific questions from readers and editorial staff.
A debate between the five candidates vying for a spot on Gulfport’s City Council hit on myriad topics at the Hickman Theater on February 11.
Watch the full video from the February 11, Gabber and Gulfport Merchants Chamber debate for Gulfport City Council candidates.
UPDATED: Gulfport’s election season is here. On Monday, December 14, the City of Gulfport announced the six qualified candidates who will be running for Ward 2 and 4.
Gulfport City Council finalized utility rate increases and also talked to the GMC about bringing the Tuesday Fresh Market back, safely.
At the August 4 Gulfport Council meeting, councilmembers spent the bulk of their time discussing future development projects and a review of the proposed budget.