It was good to see the mayor of Baltimore walking around the downtown as reported recently in The Sun ("Mayor has a look as police presence rises in downtown," May 20). But once the photo opportunities were done, then what?
It might behoove the mayor to spend a bit more unannounced walking time downtown with her family. Hopefully, she won't encounter what Dan Rodricks did on a walk, as reported in a recent column by him ("Knuckleheads not wanted," May 20). He was almost run down by some children on bicycles racing through the
And for those of us who live in the suburbs, but had lived and worked in Baltimore for many years, we do not see downtown as a different country. Baltimore is our city, too, and we truly appreciate Baltimore's culture, history and varied neighborhoods at least as much as Baltimore's mayor.