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Gov. DeSantis signs bill dissolving City of Weeki Wachee

Posted at 8:49 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 08:50:05-04

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — The City of Weeki Wachee is officially no more.

Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Tuesday that dissolved the city, which was created in 1965.

The city encompassed just one square mile and was home to nine people, according to the final bill analysis.

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The city was known for Weeki Wachee Springs, a 27-acre state park built around a natural spring that features live mermaid shows.

The dissolution of the city is due to numerous financial issues, including an outstanding legal bill of more than $1 million, according to the final bill analysis.

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All of the city's assets and legitimate liabilities are now transferred to Hernando County.