Vegas, Culinary union close to redevelopment truce
November 30, 2009
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