Who is telling the truth? And I still don’t understand why the maker of Cialis is in charge of running Jekyll Island!
Jekyll Island —- depending on who’s talking —- is either in danger of financially slipping into the Atlantic Ocean or is competently keeping its nose above water.
Jekyll’s governing body and development partner Linger Longer say the state park is in dire straits, showing a precipitous decline in both visitors and revenues over the last 15 years. Only the construction of hundreds of condos and hotel rooms can save the state park, they say.
“A significant revitalization is something that will make Jekyll a compelling destination,” said Linger Longer’s Jim Langford.
But wait just a minute.
According to the state auditor, the region’s top legislator and a citizens’ group, Jekyll Island’s condition isn’t that critical. The park still makes money. Visitation drops, on average, only one percent a year. With a few new hotels and shops, Jekyll will be as good as new, they say.