I guess I was a little surprise to hear that today when I have often thought it was a donation from Smithfield and city employee volunteers handing out the grub. I’m wondering when this changed? Don’t get me wrong, maybe there still was a donation of meat, but I started getting suspicious when I saw Tony’s Catering show up with their vans.

While I think it is a nice gesture to hand out the pork sandwiches, I think there should of been more transparency about the fact it wasn’t a handout at all, just more of Huether’s propaganda machine at work.

Yeah, I know, should I be really surprised by the lack of transparency? $15,000 to make the mayor look good but we can’t afford to expand bus routes. Go figure.

UPDATE: Here is a cost breakdown for the $15,000

Picnic Supplies
Equipment rental
Utility bill inserts

The meat is donated by Smithfield and Sunshine prepares it.