HB 1612, which would allow for the creation of Community Improvement Districts (CIDs), just passed the Senate.
The vote total was immediately available.
The measure was amended, meaning it will have to go back to the House for concurrence.
Plans to address flooding problems in Belhaven appear to be stalled, thanks to a handful of reluctant homeowners unwilling to grant the temporary easements for the work.
Beautification, safety and well-being were among topics front and center at the first LeFleur East Summit.
About 150 people attended the first of its kind meeting, where neighborhood leaders gave an overview of area happenings and long-term goals for the community.
Mississippi’s top elected leader is urging Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to push through legislation authorizing “community improvement districts” or CIDs.
Gov. Phil Bryant said he texted the lieutenant governor on Thursday night encouraging him to back the legislation, which is popular with many Northsiders.
Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco hadn’t decided at press time whether they’d appeal a judge’s decision to allow the store to locate a gas station on property across from the Highland Colony Parkway development.