GENE MITCHELL: Gulfport tries to solve its problems by sticking up barricades

July 1, 2014 

When we elect representatives, we expect those officials to do the job they were elected to do. The Gulfport City Council has failed the people in making the city a better place to live.

FEMA has given the city money to renovate the public fishing piers. This money was awarded last year, yet the piers remain torn-up and closed. Barricades are in place.

Fishing piers in Biloxi are in operation, as are those in Long Beach.

Where is the money FEMA awarded for Gulfport's piers? Was it used for the pretty brickwork on corners along U.S. 49? Or maybe to pretty up Jones Park for tourists?

Gulfport has elected officials who solve problems by sticking up barricades. Sidewalks along U.S. 90, in places, are a hazard. Instead of fixing the hazard, there are barricades around them. There are sink holes in the middle of residential streets. Again, barricades have been the answer.

We, the people of Gulfport, made a mistake last election. But we can learn from our mistakes. Come next election, we the people will set up the barricades.

GENE MITCHELL

Gulfport

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