DeSantis' new Disney World board holds first meeting, hints at big changes including eliminating cities
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Walt Disney World’s new governing board held its first meeting on Wednesday, with members hinting at potentially political actions in the future.
DeSantis previously directed lawmakers to dissolve the original board, the Reedy Creek Improvement District, for challenging Florida's falsely called "Don’t Say Gay" law last year. The legislation bars instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity for children in classes below fourth grade.
The new board, which is called the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District (CFTOD), includes conservative school board member Bridget Ziegler, The Gathering USA head Ron Peri and attorney Mike Sasso. It also includes Brian Aungst Jr., son of a former Republican mayor.
Wednesday's meeting mostly consisted of discussing bond ratings, firefighter equipment and public records requests.
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