STATEMENTS ON MAJOR VICTORIES IN FEDERAL CASE AGAINST DISNEY
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – January 31, 2024 – The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District released the following statements in response to the federal court ruling on Disney’s case against the district.
Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Chairman Martin Garcia:
“I’m delighted that this lawsuit, which was nothing more than a distraction, is now behind us. Our board and the district will now continue to make the appropriate changes to operate and function as an independent government agency to promote transparency and accountability while bringing more prosperity to more people in Florida.”
Charles J. Cooper, Chairman of Cooper & Kirk:
“We are pleased that the district court applied clear precedent to reject Disney’s claim that it, rather Florida’s Legislature and her Governor, gets to choose the officials who will serve on its local government body. Disney may own the land in the district, but it does not own the government.”