There is something peculiar about responding to a public notice seeking public comment on a proposal by a public agency to dispense with the normal procedure for seeking public review of its enterprise. Even more peculiar is to have one’s response forwarded to the entity seeking exemption and then being cautioned as follows:
Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of the Jekyll Island Authority shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.
Since Jekyll Island belongs to the citizens of Georgia, on whose behalf the Jekyll Island Authority has been chartered to manage this asset, it will be interesting to see which “opinions, conclusions and other information in this message … do not relate to the official business of the Jekyll Island Authority” even though it was sent out in the Authority’s name.
I shall attempt to respond to the missive paragraph by paragraph, or even line by line, if it seems appropriate.