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    Passholder rant

    I think you have three options here. First, you can keep calling back until three different people say no. Second, you can write a nice letter to Jeff Vahle explaining why it makes sense to waive the rule for you. He probably won't read it, but his secretary will, and that person will...
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    Us: Beach Club Villas -- Friends: Contemporary Hotel *** Easiest way to hang out?

    From Beach Club just take the bus to MK and walk to the Contemporary. Reverse also works. From the Contemporary we have used the MK bus service to get anywhere except DS.
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    Okay, I have a failure to communicate here. I don't believe for one second that Florida is trying to take down woke Disney. I am saying that DeSantis and the Legislature used that as a big misdirection play, and so far it is working exactly as designed. Gerrymandering = retained power...
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    Bloomberg on redistricting lawsuits Like I said earlier to @Sirwalterraleigh, in my opinion the political win has nothing to do with Disney or Reedy Creek. RCID was used as a distraction to take everyone's eyes off of the attempt to unwind the "Fair Districts" language. Because of the way it...
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    Maybe. Although the incorporated cities of Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista may actually be the local general purpose government. All the more reason this is never going to happen...
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    It is the internet, where all things are simplified down to 280 characters... If RCID is in fact dissolved without another special district put into place, the impact will be simple and brutal. For Orange county residents, who will bear the brunt of it, the property owners will see a 20-25%...
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    Except that there isn't much Disney can do. The issue is a government entity issue, nothing more, nothing less. Reedy Creek simply moves part of the county governance to the district. The one's really being messed with are the non-Reedy Creek taxpayers in Orange/Osceola counties. Reedy Creek...
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    I am going to disagree with you on one point – this was actually a pretty astute move by DeSantis to get everyone to look away from the real issue. TL DR – Reedy Creek isn’t going anywhere, this is a misdirection worthy of David Copperfield. Going into the special session, the Legislature and...
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    Thanks! Much like the covid thread, I can't read or type fast enough to keep up.
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    Well, when used in a contract, notwithstanding means that the items following the word are exceptions to the other clauses in the contract. In this case, the legislature is overriding the 189.072 paragraph. Whether they can actually do that will probably be decided by the Florida Supreme Court.
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    Electronic Municipal Market Access The link opens a word doc, not a pdf. RCID Statement
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    Unless you happen to own some of the bonds, there is a >99% chance that it will not affect you at all. As an aside, the RCID issued a statement on EMMA that the legislation allows them to re-form the district under a different law, and the new district will assume the obligations of the old...
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    Thanks for the correction. I am used to my CDD which issues special assessment bonds rather than ad valorem ones. I am not sure how that liability can get transferred to out of district taxpayers, since they did not approve them. Taxation, representation, that sort of thing. I'll have to do...
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    Perhaps that statement is true for Orlando. The rest of Florida would somehow manage to survive without Disney. Now, if Disney can make Frozen real and turn Florida into a frozen wasteland in the winter, you might be on to something...
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    Not sure how people got to this interpretation. 189.072 simply states that if the district was authorized by a referendum, then it has to be dissolved the same way. Likewise, if a county commission created it, then the county has to dissolve it. Reedy Creek was created by the Legislature, so...
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    Hard to tell if this has already been answered - sorry if it has. It is true that the **ad valorem" taxes, the one's based on the property value, have to be equitably applied to all taxpayers. But, the debt service for Reedy Creek is done through special assessment taxes, which are not ad...
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    News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

    Well, Tallahassee wouldn't actually dissolve Reedy Creek, the worst that they would do is transfer its authority back to the counties (Orange and Osceola). While they certainly have the authority to dissolve the district, doing so would cause a lot of uncertainty for the other community...
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    Let's have a bit of a laugh. What restaurant do you secretly enjoy that everyone else thinks you're nuts for?

    Ale & Compass Marketplace (the snack shop at Yacht Club) for the hot ham and cheese on a pretzel roll. I can take or leave the rest of their menu but I love that sandwich. Our biggest recent surprise was the Crew's Cup Lounge. We were there at the beginning of August and walked in right at 5...
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    Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    Completely off topic, but this is the first time in about 2 months that I have managed to get to the end of this thread. I'm pretty excited about that!
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    Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    You may be correct - it will ultimately be decided by the courts. Unfortunately, if you run a business you are not allowed to ignore the EEOC just because OSHA puts out a rule. I don't have a strong personal opinion about this issue either way, but I do have to evaluate my risk of getting sued...
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