Cartoon Update - 2013: Jekyll Island Master Plan: Is Marsh the Same as Land?
"Scrawls" found humor in the Jekyll Island Authority's assertion that marsh should be counted as "land" to determine the size of the island for development purposes. Everyone knows the JIA does not intend to build IN the marsh, but the fact is adding marsh acres to grow the size of the island would give the JIA more acres to develop on actual dry land when applying the 65/35 law. The 1971 "65/35" law states, “The Jekyll Island Authority [JIA] is empowered to survey, subdivide, improve and lease or sell not more than thirty-five percent (35%) of the land area of Jekyll Island which lies above water at mean high tide.” O.C.G.A. § 12-3-243