DeSantis: Special Session on State Takeover of Reedy Creek Improvement District Expected Next Week

    According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, a spokesperson for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says that DeSantis expects there to be a special session next week to discuss the State’s takeover of the Reedy Creek Improvement District.

    The governor’s office anticipates a special session next week on Reedy Creek and other items
    Bryan Griffin, DeSantis press secretary

    DeSantis is said to seek a state-controlled version of the special taxing district currently known as the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID). DeSantis has previously said that he wants Disney to pay the debts of the district despite no current law requiring them to do so. Disney has been quiet on the topic, seemingly letting DeSantis make a more formal proposal before commenting publically. Disney has also been said to be working behind the scenes in an effort to retain the vast majority of the current RCID structure while helping DeSantis claim victory over woke culture”.

    The road to dismantling the Reedy Creek Improvement District is a winding one, but one that started essentially out of retaliation by DeSantis after he and Disney butted heads over the “Don’t Say Gay” law earlier this year. Here’s a timeline of the fallout:

    March 2022




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