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By Al Everson
posted Oct 31, 2013 - 10:59:44am
A call to feed the hungry during the holiday season may spark a controversy between Deltona and Volusia County — and it may divide the Deltona City Commission.
County Manager James Dinneen sent Deltona a letter asking them to join in a pre-Thanksgiving food drive of government employees throughout the county. The City Commission could not readily agree on joining the effort.
Mayor John Masiarczyk, for example, questioned whether the food collected in Deltona would be diverted to charities and churches on the east side of the county, especially if the primary receiving agency is Second Harvest Food Bank.
Commissioner Heidi Herzberg wasted no time in urging Deltona to accept Dinneen's invitation.
Herzberg said the city’s reputation is at stake.
Masiarczyk and the City Commission asked Acting City Manager Dave Denny to contact Dinneen and to present a report on the matter at the City Commission's Nov. 4 meeting.
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