CFTOD Statement in Response to Disney Appeal in Federal Case
Lake Buena Vista, FL., February 5, 2024 – Central Florida Tourism Oversight Tourism District Chairman Martin Garcia released the following statement in response to Disney filing a notice to appeal after they lost their case in federal court:
Disney just can’t win for losing in this lawsuit. First, they voluntarily dismissed almost all their causes of action against the district. Now, they are trying to revive the remaining causes of action that the Judge dismissed based upon well-established federal law. These shameful litigation tactics are costing the district unnecessary legal expenses. All the while, our board, on behalf of the district, continues to adopt new transparency and accountability governance policies, invest in new infrastructure, reduce procurement costs, reduce the district tax rate, and award district contracts to local small businesses that were never on the Disney preferred vendor list.
About the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District:
The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, formerly Reedy Creek Improvement District, is a special-purpose taxing district that provides governmental services and oversight of approximately 25,000 acres in both Orange and Osceola counties. Led by District Administrator, Glen Gilzean, Jr., the independent government agency is dedicated to promoting public transparency, efficiency, and cost-effective procurement with a focus on regional job creation, innovation, and economic development. For more information, please visit www.oversightdistrict.org. Contact CFTOD Spokesperson, Matthew Oberly, at email@example.com for media requests, or further comments.