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YEAR IN REVIEW: Mayor’s first year sees ordinance setbacks, economic successes | Local News

QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup has faced some turbulence with some of his initiatives proposed during his first seven months in office.

Troup, a Republican, was elected mayor in April after he defeated Democratic candidate Nora Baldner. In February, Troup clinched the Republican nomination by just 23 votes over Paul Havermale.

In June, Troup introduced an ordinance to establish a registration process for residential rental property owners in the city as a way to hold local landlords accountable to regular maintenance of their properties.

The council agreed to table this ordinance for a few months so that local landlords had the opportunity to voice their opinions. Based on feedback from these forums, several controversial portions of the ordinance were removed, including a self-certification program…

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