Bob Iger Steps Down From California Economic Recovery Task Force

Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger has stepped down from California’s economic recovery task force.

According to the Sacramento Bee, a Disney Spokesman confirmed the news Thursday evening.

The spokesperson would not say why or precisely when Iger left the task force, but the news comes as theme parks pressure state to allow the industry to reopen.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the economic task force in April. It included Bob Iger, along with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The theme park industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this week Disney announced 28,000 layoffs.

California officials have not yet release guidelines for theme parks to reopen.

It is expected to happen Friday, October 2.

In a Thursday afternoon statement, the California Attractions and Parks Association, which represents Disneyland and other parks, urged the governor not to finalize a draft of the reopening guidance that the association saw earlier that day.

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