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North Las Vegas City Council passes ordinance granting city manager emergency powers

Posted at 10:53 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 15:59:33-04

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The North Las Vegas City Council passed an ordinance granting the city manager emergency powers at an emergency meeting on Wednesday morning.

The vote was unanimous, 5-0.

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The ordinance gives the city power to put strict penalties on anyone violating emergency orders from the state or city, including landlords and property managers who violate the state's moratorium on residential and commercial evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Violators are subject to administrative fines of up to $1,000 per day, revocation of business licenses or permits, and/or misdemeanor charges carrying penalties of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

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Councilman Isaac Barron initiated the changes after receiving complaints of people around the valley of being locked out of their homes despite Gov. Steve Sisolak's emergency directive on March 29 that expressly prohibits most evictions of tenants.

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13 Action New Reporter Sean DeLancey is at the city council meeting and is live-tweeting updates. Follow him on Twitter @SeanKTNV for the latest.

Make sure to tune in to 13 Action News at Midday at 11 a.m. for his live report.

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