A Ravenstahl campaign ad — where the mayor claimed to cut city taxes — is now off the air, while his opponents attack his credibility. . .
Here’s part of the ad:
“Mayor Luke Ravenstahl — he balanced the budget, stopped adding to the city debt, eliminated the city gross receipts tax, and reduced the parking tax.”
But those tax changes were required by the state, and Dowd accused Ravenstahl of voting against the Act 47 plan to implement those tax cuts.
“When the city council actually had to vote for the Act 47 plan, this mayor voted against it twice,” said Dowd in the debate.
Although the ad has been pulled, Dowd has posted it on YouTube.