News Reedy Creek Improvement District and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

drnilescrane

Well-Known Member
This suddenly cannot wait a month after nothing happening for months?
He's a) been embarrassed by the plan that's not a plan and needs a shiny thing to keep the PR machine moving and b) is probably loosing the room while the Disney Tallahassee machine silently works.

The sooner they get a plan on the books - his plan - the more likely it sticks.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
Special session = no debate again. Also no advanced release of whatever the “plan” is. This way the “plan” gets rubber stamped and passed even if it’s illegal before anyone can publicly point out all the flaws. Then it forces others to fight in court to block whatever happens. This should surprise nobody.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
Timed to coincide with the earnings call next week?
Could be that. I also think it’s possible he’s just looking for some juice. Some recent primary polling shows the bump from winning re-election has died off and he’s back to being “well behind” some other guy. Many front runners lose momentum and die off before the primaries ever get into full swing.
 

Surferboy567

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How long could this be reasonably blocked, if it did go to the courts? Would it still “go into effect” or effectively be blocked for months?

EDIT: Of course, this is only if Disney takes action. After this “plan” is released. I hadn’t even noticed the timing with the earnings call.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
How long could this be reasonably blocked, if it did go to the courts? Would it still “go into effect” or effectively be blocked for months?

EDIT: Of course, this is only if Disney takes action. After this “plan” is released. I hadn’t even noticed the timing with the earnings call.
I don’t think whatever they pass will “go into effect” immediately. There are a lot of logistics that need to take place depending on what the plan is. If the district is dissolved and replaced with a new district that will take the longest. Every contract the district has will need to be redone since the legal entity that entered into the contract will be gone. That takes a lot of time. So if that’s the plan I think it would be a stretch to get it done before June.

If the plan ends up being keeping the existing district and amending the way it functions then the logistics may be a lot easier. Possibly just a name change which likely requires nothing more than a communication to the other parties. I think that could be implemented much faster, however is much less likely to be legal.

As far as courts go, it all depends on what the structure is. The courts can effectively block any action the legislature takes if it violates the state constitution. So that would be a permanent block. They could also temporarily block whatever this action is while they wait to hear arguments and then end up allowing it to go through. Disney does not need to take cation in court itself. It could be another party.
 

lazyboy97o

Well-Known Member
How long could this be reasonably blocked, if it did go to the courts? Would it still “go into effect” or effectively be blocked for months?

EDIT: Of course, this is only if Disney takes action. After this “plan” is released. I hadn’t even noticed the timing with the earnings call.
Courts can issue preliminary injunctions that prohibit actions while a matter is adjudicated. Whether they are granted depends on specifics that are not known. The base criteria are typically time and the ability to remedy any harms created by the action going forward. If they push through something where all is said and done by March then a preliminary injunction is more likely than a plan that is executed over years.
 

mmascari

Well-Known Member
If the plan ends up being keeping the existing district and amending the way it functions then the logistics may be a lot easier. Possibly just a name change which likely requires nothing more than a communication to the other parties. I think that could be implemented much faster, however is much less likely to be legal.
How about if it is just a name change, and nothing else.

The existing RCID charter as-is with no changes to any functions at all. Only the name changes.
 
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sedati

Well-Known Member
Or the plan is to have it go to the courts and then they’ll suddenly remind everyone how expensive that is for the State and again pinning Disney as the bad guy in this scenario.
 

mikejs78

Premium Member
From the FL Constitution:

SECTION 4. Transfer of powers.—By law or by resolution of the governing bodies of each of the governments affected, any function or power of a county, municipality or special district may be transferred to or contracted to be performed by another county, municipality or special district, after approval by vote of the electors of the transferor and approval by vote of the electors of the transferee, or as otherwise provided by law.

What if Disney's power move here is, once the legislation is passed, before the new law goes into effect, holds a vote to transfer all powers from Reedy Creek to Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake?
 

mkt

Disney's Favorite Scumbag™
Premium Member
What if Disney's power move here is, once the legislation is passed, before the new law goes into effect, holds a vote to transfer all powers from Reedy Creek to Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake?


Disney's power move are the two municipalities that they control. Unfortunately, then Florida's power move is that they can call a special legislative session to dissolve the municipalities and transfer them to the counties.
 
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