Media not invited to meeting in North Las Vegas
The meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday between the North Las Vegas Police Supervisors Association and City Manager Timothy Hacker did not happen. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Update on the North Las Vegas budget battle. A vote is set for Friday on the budget for upcoming year. Video by ktnv.comvideo
North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday between the North Las Vegas Police Supervisors Association and City Manager Timothy Hacker did not happen.
According to the supervisors association, the meeting was canceled because the media was invited. The city says that they were not aware that the media would be attending with enough time to issue a proper notice.
The City of North Las Vegas has said that it may declare a fiscal state of emergency in order to suspend portions of union contracts to close what the city says is a $33 million deficit.
A special meeting to vote for the declaration is scheduled for 5 p.m. June 1.
City Manager, Tim Hacker, told Action News today if the vote goes through he likely won't sit back down at the table with the unions. He said, "There will be no need... unless the unions wanted to come back and offer more to somehow soften the blow."
Union leaders have said they will fight back if the vote is approved and say they may file an injunction.