DeSantis signs law dissolving Reedy Creek, putting Disney’s improvement district under state control

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law on Monday dissolving Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District putting it under state control.

“Today, the corporate kingdom finally comes to an end,” DeSantis said.

Read: Bill to replace Disney’s Reedy Creek district on Gov. DeSantis’ desk to sign

DeSantis said the change takes away Disney’s self-governing status and put’s the state in control.

Read: Why experts say Disney won’t fight Reedy Creek district law in court

DeSantis has appointed the following people to run the state-controlled board:

  • Martin Garcia, an attorney from Tampa, as chairman
  • Sarasota County School Board member Bridget Ziegler
  • Clearwater attorney Brian Aungst
  • Attorney Michael Sasso
  • Chairman and CEO of The Gathering USA Ron Peri

Read: What will Disney’s new Reedy Creek district look like?

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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