Florida Governor Strips Disney of Special District Control

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis retaliated against Disney speak against The state’s “Don’t Say Like Me” bill would eliminate Disney’s control of the Reedy Creek areawhich area Disney parks Hectares long surrounded its own city.

The goal of implementing bureaucratic interference, as I mentioned, has been passed Delivery time, without the state incurring the billions of associated municipal debts. this step 55 – Dissolution of the companyhold on the area, With DeSantis set a new Members of the Reedy Creek District Improvement Council.

Why did DeSantis now choose to act against Disney?

in the past, Reedy Creek Improvement District It fell under some scrutiny. It revolves around 27 miles from the ground where Disney was able to transcend the status of approvals for expansions, It acts as an independent entity but takes As a courtesy to paying the high property taxes in Orange and Osceola counties. The Special District was originally launched to aid Walt Disney’s plans for EPCOT as described in 1966, at who wanted to build his Florida project as an example of a sustainable city of the future.

DeSantis chose to punish Disney for standing up againstdon’t say like me Bell, aka Florida HB 1557. Last MarchAnd The Walt Disney Company He issued a statement against the anti-homosexuality law and its provision“Our goal as a company is to have this law overturned by the legislator or invalidated in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting national and state organizations working to achieve this. We are committed to defending the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney familyas well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country.”

After the statement, the Governor sought immediately To tamper with Disney’s power to direct or determine in the state, which is seen as A move to enhance his reputation in the Republican Party before the next Presidential election. As reported by Deadline, DrDuring the signature that nullifies Disney’s control of Reedy Creek – held on Disney property –DeSantis He said, “When you lose your way, you have to have people who will tell you the truth.

Who is on the DeSantis Reedy Creek Board?

for a politician Who claimed that Disney needs to reduce its corporate control, DeSantis has choices for who he is Now charge Infrastructure, drainage and utilities f General services in resorts offer some personal bias. The five members are: Martin Garcia (A Tampa attorney who owns Pinehill Capital Contribute $50,000 to the Friends of Ron DeSantis PAC); Bridget Ziegler (a partner-Founder Mothers for Libertyand he is conservative group Behind massive book bansAnd and wife of Christian Ziegler, state chair of the Florida Republican Party); lawyer Mike Sasso; Attorney Brian Angst Jr.; And businessman Ron Berry, who runs Gathering USA Ministry. They would all need confirmation from the Florida Senate.

“I think all of these board members would very much like to see the kind of entertainment that all families can appreciate,DeSantis said regarding his choices. The painting has been renamed Central Florida Tourism Control District, with New legislation implementing provisions on the region’s debt obligations that Disney must repay.

What is Disney’s position?

Disney’s internal strugglesdon’t say like me invoice Not news, however DeSantis revealed excerpt from His next book The former CEO of Disney Bob Chapek contacted him regarding the controversy. “He didn’t want Disney to get involved, but he was under a lot of pressure to get involved with the bill,” DeSantis wrote of their personal conversation. he was told tangle“We get stressed all the time. But this time it’s different. I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

wWith the return of Bob Iger In charge of DisneyDisney could face some repercussions for the company Merger initiatives? Also notes the deadlineDemocrat Representative Rita Harris she expressed concern about this possibilityusing the last resolution of the conversion Splash Mountain to Tiana Bayou Adventure as an example. “What if the ruler doesn’t like it?” She said. Will the board of directors be able to push the company to change its business model? tIn theory at leastCouncil will Sticking to dealing with contracts and municipal approvals on 25,000 acres of land and not having any kind of influence on creativity.

Disney’s position seems to be the same steady on initiatives. Walt Disney World Resort president Jeff Fall In the company’s official statement, he said, “We are future-focused and ready to work within this new framework, and we will continue to innovate, inspire and delight the millions of guests who come to Florida to visit Walt Disney World each year.”


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