Tuesday afternoon, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took his first actions in his attempt to officially nullify the Developer Agreement between The Walt Disney Company and the Reedy Creek Improvement District, now named the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District.
The new amendment focuses on specific circumstances that took place during the Reedy Creek Improvement District takeover by DeSantis.
The Developer Agreement basically renders the new board effectively useless and was filed one day prior to the CFTOD taking over Reedy Creek. DeSantis, along with members of his hand-picked board, feels that Disney snuck it in in the “11th hour,” although it was voted on and passed publicly and according to state laws.
You may have watched DeSantis’s press conference Monday where he essentially told Disney that they “…are not going to win this fight. This governor will.”
This new amendment seems to be looking to change the law after the fact, “…executed within 3 months preceding the effective date of a law modifying the manner of selecting members of the governing body of the independent special district…”
You can read the full amendment below.
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