Biloxi mayor calls for resignation of several AHRC members

Biloxi mayor calls for resignation of several AHRC members

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich is pushing for resignations and reform on the city's historic council. It's all connected to proposed plans for a new La Quinta Inn off Hwy. 90.

Within the past hour, we've learned Gilich asked more than half the members of the city's Architectural and Historical Review Commission to step down.

It comes after last week's meeting, when an attorney reminded the city seven of the nine board members are supposed to live within the historic district. Only four of those board members do.

Facing possible legal action over the approval of the La Quinta Inn project, the mayor said he wants to bring the commission into compliance with city ordinance.

The resignation deadline was 5 p.m. Monday, but an hour past that deadline, no one has offered to step down.

We've also learned Gilich will propose a plan at Tuesday's city council meeting to revamp the commission by increasing its membership from nine to 12. A special meeting has been called for after that city council meeting to discuss the issues.

We'll continue to keep you updated on this developing story.

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