The controversy over the Council's vote on May 14th to eliminate funding for the Arts Coordinator position, and its unsuccessful over-ride of the Mayor's veto (which restored that funding), has become intensely personal since the Tuesday Council meeting, when at least 50 people came to protest in favor of the Arts.
Mayor Dan Drew used Facebook to lash out at Councilman Seb Giuliano over a message Giuliano sent to each member on the Commission on the Arts. Drew called the message "unhinged" and its author "arrogant"; he calls past accusations by Giuliano "wild and untrue".
Giuliano, in his letter to the Commission members, accused them of selfish, lawless behavior, and accused one of them of insulting him.
The text of the messages are below (click to enlarge).
|Mayor Drew's Facebook post. Click to Enlarge|
|Councilman Giuliano's letter to the Arts Commission|