Culinary files appeal notice with state Supreme Court

The Culinary union filed a notice of appeal today in the ongoing dispute over two ballot measures the union wants on the June 2 Las Vegas city election ballot, meaning that a piece of paper that was on file in District Court is now also filed in the Nevada Supreme Court.

The union has been a constant critic of Las Vegas’ redevelopment efforts downtown, although Mayor Oscar Goodman says they’re merely upset that the city won’t pressure the developers of proposed casinos to negotiate contracts with the union, which represents hotel and casino workers.

Culinary members organized a petition drive for the two ballot measures, which would revamp or, in some cases, repeal elements of the city’s redevelopment plan. They gathered enough signatures, but the City Council voted against putting the measures on the ballot, saying they were legally defective.

A district judge agreed. The union’s attorneys have said they will appeal the decision, but time is already running short, since ballots have to be prepared in advance of the election.


Contact reporter Alan Choate at or 702-229-6435.

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