Vegas, Culinary union close to redevelopment truce

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas and the local Culinary union appear ready to end a long-running feud over downtown development.

City Council members are due Wednesday to consider approving a five-year written agreement that would have the union refrain from filing lawsuits or backing ballot measures against a new city hall or similar projects.

In return, the city would require developers of any new casinos in the redevelopment area to have a labor peace agreement with appropriate unions.

City Manager Betsy Fretwell calls the deal a good compromise.

The city hopes to have new hotel-casinos where City Hall stands now, and on city-owned land in Symphony Park west of Main Street.

Earlier this year, the union tried to put ballot measures before voters that would have restricted city redevelopment plans.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal

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