Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I guess that’s what the local politicians in this state are counting on come Tuesday.
Besides who you select as president, there are several other key propositions on the ballot. One that is causing quite the stir locally is renewing the tolls on the Crescent City Connection.
Local politicians are pushing hard for voters to renew the tolls on the bridge for another 20 years. The tolls were originally designed to pay for the bridge, which they have.
Now politicians are threatening us if we don’t renew the tolls. They claim the bridge will fall into disrepair. That the bridge will go from a highly rated one to one that most certainly will be neglected.
Mitch Landrieu says the City of New Orleans can’t afford the upkeep. Jefferson Parish officials say the same. When the tolls were renewed the last time, multiple road projects were promised, especially on the west bank. Few if any were built.
Now the politicians are asking us again to trust them and renew these tolls. Over $20 million is collected annually from the tolls.
Do you think the money is being spent efficiently and effectively or not? It’s easy. If you trust our local politicians and feel they are doing a good job, vote for the for the renewal. If you don’t, vote against it. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.