A very shallow article in today’s Scottsdale Republic (“Scottsdale quashes rumors of food bank”), and some very ham-handed criticism of concerned Tonalea Elementary school neighbors by a city council member’s shills, seems to be not only short-selling the reals story, but also stoking a smoldering fire.
The Virginia Korte platform published anonymously as “Voice of Scottsdale” yesterday said the controversy is based on a “conspiracy theory.”
If this was ‘no big deal’ (like you might think hearing David Peterson and the City of Scottsdale try to patronize the neighbors), why all the secrecy? Can Peterson, Brown, Korte, et al, really be surprised that the taxpayers who live in the neighborhood (and whose hard-earned taxes fund the Scottsdale Unified School District) were upset when they found out about it?
There is much more to this story, including information to be revealed by pending public records requests. And contrary to the Republic headline, nothing has been “quashed.” If anything the story is much worse even than we all thought initially.
As Paul Harvey said, “Stand by for news.”