Local landlords pan plan
JANESVILLE--A suggestion to study ways to improve the city’s rental stock—possibly with systematic inspections of units and registration fees—angered landlords who showed up in force at Monday’s city council meeting.
Council members voted 5-2, agreeing to direct city staff to review existing practices and look for ways to improve the current system. Most members, though, said they would likely not support additional inspections and fees.
Council President Kathy Voskuil and council members DuWayne Severson, Sam Liebert, Jim Farrell and Deb Dongarra-Adams voted to direct staff to begin a study, while council members Matt Kealy and Russ Steeber voted “no.”
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