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Crescent City Connection tolls: judge orders election results thrown out

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UPDATE from Curt Sprang at the CCC: Workers collected tolls until about 4:35 this afternoon.  Then the message went out to stop collecting and to wave drivers through.

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UPDATE: Rep. Pat Connick, the Republican representative for Marrero, announced that effective at 6PM Tuesday, the CCC will no longer collect tolls from drivers.

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District Judge William Morvant ordered the results of the February election that renewed the tolls on the Crescent City Connection should be dismissed and a new election should be held on May 4, 2013.

The challenges to the election were filed shortly after the results showed that the decision to renew the tolls for 20 years passed by only 36 votes (see voting results image, below).

In response, Mike Teachworth, founder of stopthetolls.org, sent a statement that read: “The Westbank will get another chance to stop this unfair bridge tax which has taken over $400M out of our community over the last 24 years.”capture

5 comments

  • Miller

    Good, now I will get a chance to vote on this issue, was denied a vote last time due to a error in registration by the state, I will now ADD my vote to those who wish to KEEP the tolls in place, so that we dont lose the services we have along the WestBank Expressway, that none of the local governments can afford to pay for. Anyone who has driven Belle Chase Hwy on an afternoon, or who have sat in traffic backed up to Lafayette exit in the afternoon, will be quick to see how many East Bankers are paying those tolls too, to work on the West Bank.

  • Thelma Valentino

    There are NO services being kept on the CCC! They were done away with as soon as the measure passed – that was all political posturing to try and insure that the tolls stayed in place!

  • kim miller

    Its really sad,that they have 2 lie about what the money is use for to keep the toll. I went to the meeting when it was held,they only use 1 million dollars for the up keep on the bridge. And it dont take 20 more yrs for them to keep up.So, their is no need to keep it, the people in office keep stealing it.

  • Tommy

    On of the biggest problems last time was where it was on the ballot. On my ballot it was the last item after all the offices and amendments. Some people did not even get that far down and vote on the item.

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