Linger Longer in the Status Quo

Progress for protection is coming.

Protection of Jekyll Island’s pristine main beach received a legislative boost Thursday when the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee voted to keep the 1/2 mile stretch of sand development-free.

However, many legislative and political hurdles remain for those who want to prevent condos and hotel rooms from lining the beach near the entrance to the state park, as a developer proposes.

“Part of our coast is under attack right now,” said Rep. Debbie Buckner (D-Junction City), whose amendment to Senate Bill 367 passed 9-8. The coastal management measure “would keep open the only remaining beach on Georgia’s coast that citizens can drive up to.”

3 comments

  1. Holly says:

    Thanks for pointing that out, Chris. I’m glad I read it.

    I think the right decision was made by the panel. While Reynolds Plantation is a great asset to Greene County, it is not without its issues as far as the rest of the county is concerned. Anyone who has paid any attention to Greene County knows what I mean. While I certainly see the economic benefits to developing Jekyll, I do think we need to protect part of Georgia’s coast, keeping it accessible to all Georgians – not just those who can afford it.

  2. SOUTHERN BREEZE says:

    not so fast my friends….. this is just another shanannigan by the left lleaning freeloader faction of our great state and I’m sure it will be dealt with in a timly manner. The improvments are for the average Georgian of which the former is not. MOVE ON!!!

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