Las Vegas, Nevada 2022-06-30 23:01:48 –
Las Vegas (KTNV) —Hundreds of supporters and members of the Culinary Union gathered on the stairs in front of the North Las Vegas City Hall on Thursday to gather and sign a petition in support of a neighborhood stability initiative.
This initiative adds a 5 percent cap to the annual rent increase. Governor Steve Sisolak was one of the supporters in the crowd and spoke on the podium.
“We can’t let them use the Clark County Valley of North Las Vegas as a source of income,” Sisorak said, referring to entrepreneurs outside the town. “And that’s what they did.”
The union has thousands of signatures on the petition, but not everyone wants to see the initiative vote.
The Nevada Apartments Association has issued the following statement:
“The rent-restricting initiative has never provided a healthy and effective solution. When the culinary union refuses to meet with the rental housing industry, it goes to North Las Vegas, its inhabitants, and their economic diversification efforts. It has a bad effect. “
Union members say the initiative is initially concentrated in North Las Vegas. Because the majority of their black and Latin descent live there.
They say those members even saw rent increases near $ 500.