Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has launched an investigation into Disney’s 11th-hour deal with its old governing district board, an arrangement he says was an attempt to circumvent the new state-appointed board’s upcoming control.
DeSantis, on April 3, “formally” requested that his office’s chief inspector general Melinda Miguel open an investigation into the Reedy Creek Improvement District’s Board of Supervisors.
In a letter to Miguel, DeSantis asked that “a thorough review and investigation” look at a number of matters.
include the district’s adherence to state laws and ethics requirements; the prior board’s qualifications and the legal validity of its actions; the involvement of Disney World’s “employees and agents” in the execution of those actions; any financial gain or benefit by Disney World from the board’s actions, and the district’s justification of that advantage….