Soon after moving to Las Vegas in 2007, Bruce McAllister went to City Hall and asked to see the city code book, a compilation of all municipal laws in effect.
He was willing to pay for it, but there was one problem. What he wanted, the city clerk’s office apologetically informed him, did not exist.
City ordinances — the legislation passed by City Councils over the years — had not been codified since the early 1970s.
But that has all changed.