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Biloxi residents get their say on the city's proposed Land Development Ordinance today at 5:30 at the Donal Snyder Community Center. Two more meetings with the same agenda are Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Biloxi Community Center on Howard Avenue and at 4:30 p.m. at Joppa Shrine on New Highway 67.

Also on Tuesday, Mayor A.J. Holloway will ask the Council to ease the budget crunch by rolling back longevity pay from $15 to $6 per month and requiring the employees to contribute to health insurance for themselves and their families.

After auditing last year's budget, the auditor said Biloxi has among the best benefits he's ever seen. The Council will have to decide whether to continue the benefits to attract and keep qualified employees or to make the changes and save about $2 million per year.

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