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Politics & Government
Thu November 8, 2012
Troy moves on after recalling mayor
The city of Troy faces some changes now that its mayor has been recalled.
Voters removed Troy Mayor Janice Daniels this week, after a year of controversy and blowback that kept her -- and the city -- in the headlines.
Daniels drew criticism for her anti-gay comments and for opposing a federally funded transit center proposed for Troy.
Now the city picks up the pieces.
First, mayor pro-tem Maureen McGinnis takes over the reins, but just until Monday's City Council meeting, when councilman Dane Slater takes over. Then, within 30 days, council will appoint someone to fill the mayoral vacancy.
Slater says it's been a rough year.
"It's been a year of putting out many fires and many disasters that have taken away from what the real purpose of our responsibilities are," Slater says. "I want to see all this negativity go away. We need to close this chapter in Troy's history and just move forward."
Slater says it's important to remember that Troy is run day-to-day by a city manager, not the mayor.
He also says it will be a relief for the city to be out of the negative limelight.