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Culinary Union takes on rising rent in North Las Vegas

One of Southern Nevada’s most powerful political forces is stepping into the fight against skyrocketing rent.

The Culinary Union Local 226 held a news conference at its headquarters Wednesday morning to announce an effort to put its so-called Neighborhood Stability Ordinance on the ballot this November in North Las Vegas.

If approved by North Las Vegas voters, rent hikes would mirror the cost of living increases but capped at 5% annually. Union leaders say it’s necessary to prevent seniors and long-time residents from being pushed out of their homes following an average rent increase of 28.5% in Clark County since 2019.

Culinary 226 Secretary-Treasurer Ted Pappageorge said the union knows rent is skyrocketing all over the valley, “but, a large group of our members work and live in North Las Vegas and they've brought it to our attention. It's a critical issue, and so we're going to start in North Las Vegas.”

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