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Don't private concessionaires like Xanterra run everything in the park?LindaAnn wrote:I’d much rather see private development occur outside of park boundaries than the inept govt trying to maintain development within those boundaries.
I imagine that if the people of Tusayan wanted this kind of development from a foreign business, they would elect a town council that would push harder for it. I think it has just as much or more to do with the interests of the actual residents as it does with the unsightly gash that is the Grand Canyon. Possibly, the town doesn't find new disruptive development and profits immediately leaving the community as a fair exchange for some new low paying job opportunities.LindaAnn wrote:A private landowner should not have less rights to develop his land because it happens to be near a big hole in the ground.
Concessionaires run the more commercial aspects such as lodging and retail. I assumed "everything" would be taken as that since the discussion is about commercial development and not essential park functioning.LindaAnn wrote:If private concessionaires run everything in the parks, then why does the Park Service keep griping about not having enough $$$ in their budget for building maintenance?
Scenery is a hollow enjoyment to the tourist who sets out in the morning after an indigestible breakfast and a fitful night's sleep on an impossible bed.
Part I: PreservationThat said public park shall be under the exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior, whose duty it shall be, as soon as practicable, to make and publish such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary or proper for the care and management of the same. Such regulations shall provide for the preservation, from injury or spoliation, of all timber, mineral deposits, natural curiosities, or wonders within said park, and their retention in their natural condition. The Secretary may in his discretion, grant leases for building purposes for terms not exceeding ten years, of small parcels of ground, at such places in said park as shall require the erection of buildings for the accommodation of visitors; all of the proceeds of said leases, and all other revenues that may be derived from any source connected with said park, to be expended under his direction in the management of the same, and the construction of roads and bridle-paths therein.