Monday, March 4, 2013

CCC Tolls Back In Court Today

The Crescent City Connection Toll saga continues in court today. The referendum, which was subject to a recount last month, is back in court with toll opponents questioning over 1,000 provisional ballots that were cast. Those provisional ballot allowed voters to vote in the Federal election, but not on the toll referendum even though they showed proof that they were voting in their proper precincts.

After a partial recount, the extension of the tolls for another 20 years was approved by 36 votes.

The lawsuit also claims that a New Orleans East poll worker told voters that their property taxes would increase if they voted against the toll extension.

Voters in Jefferson, Orleans and Plaquemines Parishes voted on the toll extension. Orleans Parish voters were the only parish to approve the tolls.