The only way to tell whether the state can maintain the bridge without tolls is to let it try, council concurs
The Jefferson Parish Council went on record Wednesday in support of a request by two councilmen that the Legislature call off the New Orleans-area election in May on whether to resume tolls on the Crescent City Connection bridge.
In a letter sent to lawmakers on Tuesday, Councilmen Chris Roberts and Elton Lagasse say the only way to tell whether the state can keep up the bridge without tolls is to let it try.
Tolls were suspended last week after a state judge in Baton Rouge nullified the Nov. 6 election to extend them for 20 years. District Judge William Morvant ruled that about 100 voters casting provisional ballots in Jefferson Parish were denied a vote. The tolls passed by 36 votes.
Morvant ordered the May election.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)