Tampa, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says he wants the state, not the local government, to take control of the Reedy Creek Improvement Area.
The district is the place that has allowed Disney to function as a city of its own for decades.
In April, DeSantis signed a bill to dissolve Reedy Creek.
This decision raised concerns that Orange in Osceola Counties taxpayers could be saddled with the district’s debt. It is said to be around 1 billion dollars.
According to the governor, the state will most likely take over Reedy Creek in June 2023, as it prepares to dissolve.
DeSantis claims it will make things fair for other businesses.
“It’s not just Reedy Creek, there are a handful of these other heritage properties that have inadmissible powers. You know, Reedy Creek has given Disney the right to seize property outside of Reed Creek’s boundary with the impending zone,” the governor said Monday.
DeSantis said his team is still working out the specifics of the proposal. The plans likely won’t be finalized until after the November election.
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