Fire Carter Smith!
Please help us get Carter Smith FIRED as Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. for his violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act.
As a result of Mr. Smith and his Agency’s ILLEGAL closed door meetings, thousands of perfectly healthy whitetail deer have been killed, rural Texas businesses have been put out of business and rural Texas land has lost its value.
We believe the TPWD must comply with ALL laws; including those pertaining to the Texas Open Meetings Act of 2014 (written by then Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott).
Further, until the TPWD follows the Open Meetings Act, we insist that any rules established by TPWD (that are in violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act) be voided.
Texas wildlife, jobs, real estate values and property rights are all under attack as a result of Mr. Smith’s illegal actions.
Please tell Governor Abbott and your State Representative that Mr. Carter Smith must be removed immediately as Executive Director of TPWD and that TPWD must comply with all laws of our State.
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- Dan Patrick
- Dan Friedkin
Your reputation as Governor of the State of Texas is being tarnished by the ILLEGAL actions of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and its Executive Director, Carter Smith.
Under the leadership of Mr. Smith, the TPWD is in clear violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act; the very same act that you wrote in 2014 when you were Texas Attorney General.
Beginning in July 2015, Carter Smith and his Agency have violated the Texas Open Meetings Act on multiple occasions.
As a result of those CLOSED and ILLEGAL meetings, TPWD ordered new rules that are discriminatory against a class of Texans. These illegal rules have also resulted in the killing of thousands of perfectly healthy whitetail deer, lowered rural Texas property values and a loss of jobs in rural Texas.
I respectfully request the following:
1. Immediately FIRE Carter Smith for his illegal and repeated violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act.
2. Immediately revert to the Texas Deer Breeder rules that were in place PRIOR to TPWD’s illegal closed-door meetings.
3. Immediately begin the process of Rules evaluation pertaining to Deer Breeders in a legal and lawful manner following the Texas Open Meetings Act of 2014 (that you wrote).
To not do these things immediately will:
• Cause additional hardship on rural Texans
• Lower property values
• Result in the killing of more perfectly healthy Texas wildlife
• RESULT IN THE LOSS OF SUPPORT FOR YOU AS TEXAS GOVERNOR
With all due respect, please take immediate action and fire Carter Smith.
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