Friday afternoon, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has come up empty-handed on a public records request. Moody hoped to gain insight into agreements the Reedy Creek Improvement District’s board made with Disney ahead of the state’s government takeover.
The district that now oversees government services for Walt Disney World specified that “no records exist” for that request filed on March 30th by Moody’s office.
This request was sent as part of the state’s investigation into the agreements that went into effect before the government took control of the Reedy Creek Improvement District earlier this year.
According to the request, Moody sought “documents discussing an intention or goal of circumventing, avoiding, frustrating, mitigating or otherwise attempting to avoid the effects of anticipated actions by the Florida governor and the Florida Legislature.” The Sentinel also reports that Moody’s request sought “copies of emails, text messages, and other correspondence from board members, district employees, and other affiliates related to the deals.”
Chief Deputy Attorney General John Guard wrote to all five hand-selected board members “seeking any communications regarding the agreements on their personal devices.”
According to spokesperson Whitney Ray, the attorney general’s office is reviewing the district’s response and evaluating its options.
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