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Osceola County Issues Notice Regarding Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District Replacement

Osceola County Issues Notice Regarding Disney's Reedy Creek Improvement District Replacement adobe-wdw-entrance-sign

Last summer, folks were speculating that the Reedy Creek Improvement District, allowing Walt Disney World to essentially govern itself, might be re-established, but a notice posted today on the Osceola County website may indicate otherwise.

Many feel that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is going after Disney in retaliation of then CEO Bob Chapek’s public opposition to the Parental Rights in Education, commonly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill that was passed in 2022.

Read the notice in full below:

Notice is hereby given of intent to seek legislation before the Florida Legislature, during a regular, extended, or special session, of an act relating to the Reedy Creek Improvement District, Orange and Osceola Counties; amending, reenacting, and repealing Chapter 67-764, Laws of Florida, and decree in chancery no. 66-1061 (May 13, 1966); removing and revising powers of the District; increasing state oversight, accountability, and transparency of the District; revising the selection process, membership qualifications, and compensation for the governing body of the District; ensuring debts and bond obligations held by the District remain with the District and are not transferred to other governments by retaining the District’s authority related to indebtedness and taxation; revising the District’s authority over local permitting and regulation; revising the District’s regulatory framework and structure; instituting reporting requirements, including a review of the District’s remaining powers; describing the District boundaries and name; revising exceptions to general law and certain special acts; removing duplicative provisions; making conforming changes; creating an exception to general law; providing an effective date.

Osceola County

I wonder if Bob Iger’s return as Disney’s CEO might result in a different solution instead of the District being dissolved, as Iger is more proficient at handling political issues than his predecessor, Bob Chapek. What are your thoughts on the matter?

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