Fire Superintendent Cassius Cash for charging locals to use the Smokies

Fire Superintendent Cassius Cash for charging locals to use the Smokies

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
John Quillen started this petition

By proposing to CHARGE Great Smoky Mountains National Park locals and visitors to park in "his" park, Cash has violated the spirit of the park which was intended to be forever free. His doubling of the backcountry fee from $4 to $8 per night makes this park, which was donated by locals largely,  cost prohibitive. He has refused to meet with local interest groups, arrogantly snubbed the desires of Blount County, Sevier County, Cocke County and Swain County elected officials and caused the North Carolina state legislature to act in condemnation of this user tax.  We are asking that he be replaced with a superintendent who is responsive to those he should be serving instead of his staff and directors. We are asking for new leadership that will follow the law which requires local elected officials and public voices be incorporated into decisions regarding the people's park. We are calling for a repeal of the widely unpopular backcountry fee and a moratorium on all future fees.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!