Dear Mayor Tutunjian,
As an artist yourself, you must understand the importance of both freedom of expression and the role that artists play in the culture of any place. I am sure, then, that you are horrified as I by the recent turn of events regarding The Sanctuary for Independent Media.
Troy’s much-ballyhooed revitalization is inextricably linked to the vitality of the arts community here, a community that is currently feeling a considerable lack of respect from the City’s administration.
I look forward to hearing your public condemnation of Mr. Mirch’s behavior as soon as possible. Your constituents are awaiting your response, Mr. Mayor, and at times like these we need a leader who will stand up for what’s right.