2J0 is one of those airports where someone did "make a difference." Not a good one, I'm afraid.
* manager is one of the grumpy ones, though I have no real trouble with him myself. He's exemplified by the sour part of the "get more flys with honey than vinegar" adage.
* County had it given to them, but don't want to fund. They budget $100K for boat ramps (I don't like cold water) and taxpayers are loath to put up 3600 bucks for the only public strip in the county. It would go back to the heirs if it ever stops being a public airport - they don't want it.
* The "fly-in community" located right next to has changed character over the years. Original pilots moved on and most hangar garages have boats and such like there in. They may not pony up either.
* The legislature is being asked to create an "Airport Authority" to run the place. But guess what - no way to get any money! This effort started when the county turned back a sumptuous grant so as not to get involved.
Yet I'll drop by when I can. Hope the gates don't get locked some day. And if you are interested...
After reading the rules and regulations of the airport , I wouldn't want to be there either. And people wonder what is the trouble with aviation.