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North Las Vegas rejects Culinary rent-control petition

But Culinary Local 226 — which launched the ballot initiative in May to tie year-over-year rent increases to the city’s consumer price index and cap them at 5 percent — contested Rodgers’ decision, arguing that the 3,396 signatures it submitted were more than enough.

We’re right in this fight, and we’re going to win, but we’re going to win by sticking together,” Ted Pappageorge, the union’s secretary-treasurer, told a couple dozen cheering supporters outside City Hall after the vote.

“They’ve drawn a line in the sand,” he said about the council. “We’ll be in court, we’ll get this all on the ballot, don’t worry about what these high-priced lawyers are saying in there.”

“The actions of the North Las Vegas City Council today is a clear example of how the current leadership has failed to respond to the urgent crisis North Las Vegas residents are facing everyday as they are being evicted and priced out of their homes and neighborhoods,” the union leader later said in a statement, describing the vote as “shameful” and adding that the labor union would be filing a lawsuit “shortly.”

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