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Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has raised questions in missing several public and political events in recent days.
Wednesday night, he was a no-show at a candidates’ night at Perry Traditional Academy in his North Side political base, and a public explanation from his close friend, Kevin Quigley, only added to the uncertainty created by his absences.
Just after city Controller Michael Lamb, one of Mr. Ravenstahl’s rivals for the Democratic nomination for mayor, spoke to Democratic committee members, Mr. Quigley, a city Public Works Department official who is also a ward leader, rose to speak in Mr. Ravenstahl’s place.
He offered an intriguing but finally opaque apology and explanation for the candidate’s absence:
Are you sick of slumlords not paying their water/sewer/trash bills?
Are you sick of slumlords renting to anybody that breathes and can pay their rent (not doing criminal background checks)?
Are you ready to make a statement that Pottstown residents are ready to take back their town?
If so, a group is gathering tomorrow, Friday, August 26th at 5:30 pm in the 400 block of King Street, between Franklin and Washington Sts. This event is for anyone who is ready to say ENOUGH! There will be a press conference and protest to demand that these deadbeats pay up or get the hell out of Pottstown!