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Whether or not you agree that a municipality is a good idea,

we should be able to vote on it.

PLEASE GET YOUR SPOUSE, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR NEIGHBORS TO SIGN THE PETITION!

 

Zoning by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners

  • Our Glynn County Board of Commissioners (BOC) have been responsible for the development of the island. 

    • Only one of seven commissioners is elected solely by Island residents

    • With each new BOC election, the BOC priorities have changed regarding the island, and so have modifications of existing island zoning.

    • The commissioners, over the years, have often used the island as a source of tax revenue, favoritism toward special interests, and a source to create jobs for the rest of the county. 

    • This biannual vacillation in BOC direction of the growth of the island has resulted in a chaotic maze of "PD" re-zoning over most of the island, which can destroy the character of the island if it is not corrected.

 

  • An objective assessment of the current status of development on the island easily identifies the effects of various conflicting interests that our BOC has not addressed for over 20 years.

    • The result of over 20 years of mismanagement has created our current problems of ever increasing and interrelated problems of over building, traffic congestion and deteriorating infrastructure.

    • If six of our seven Commissioners are elected by the County residents, how can they as a collective body adjudicate conflicting needs of a unique island community with an economically dependent mainland community?

 

  • The complete lack of foresight and inadequate island planning by the BOC over the past decades has resulted in the complex development mess which the island faces today. 

    • Given recent events and attitudes of some on the Board of Commissioners, there is no reason to believe that this BOC behavior will change.

 

  • It is our belief that the character of the island will be better served and more consistently maintained by those who live on the island, than by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners. 

 

For island residents to control island development, our Ga. State Senate and House Representatives will need to present and pass a bill at the state level, subject to our later vote, creating an island municipality.

 

Not until they do this can we vote on whether or not we are willing to take on this responsibility.  

Please sign our petition calling on them to do this.

LET US VOTE ON IT!