JACKSON, Miss. – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has announced dates for three town hall meetings where coast residents can express their views on how the Legislature should allocate BP settlement funds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Lyman Community Center located at 13742 Highway 49 in Gulfport.
The second meeting will be at 11 a.m. on Oct. 20 at Diamondhead City Halllocated at 5000 Diamondhead Circle.
The third meeting will be at 2 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Fine Arts Auditorium of the Gulf Coast Community College’s Gautier campus.
Lt. Gov. Reeves said he would like to see the majority of the funds spent in south Mississippi. The state is set to receive $750 million over 15 years from the settlement to offset economic losses from the spill.