Nawlins Annie posted that DOTD will close on ramps if the tolls are not renewed. There is no truth to this. Nawlins Annie is trying to employ a scare tactic to put doubt into all the work that exposed the waste and corruption. Gov Jindal even opposes the renewal of the tolls. He sees the inequality of keeping the tolls. If people want to keep the ferries, let them pay $5.00 for passengers. Thats what it costs me in gas and toll to get across the bridge during peak traffic times. Not to mention what it costs me to own my vehicle. Why isnt anyone fighting to get tolls on the H P Long Bridge? Its a billion $ project with no pedestrian access, no nearby ferries and no guaranteed way to maintain it.
I have a unique idea. If the ferries cost $11 million to run, divide it up against the number of people that use the ferries or get it subsidized by all that money that is made in the French Quarter. I bet we would find out that the ferries are really not all that important to anyone except the people that use it for FREE.
If Wal Mart owned the bridges there would be more bridges across the river. When you take government out of it, it always works better.
PRIVATIZE THE FERRIES. GET IT PAID FOR BY THE PEOPLE WHO USE IT AND NEED IT.
Thank You Sen. Connick for all of your work.
Could someone fix the link to Labruzzo's letter? I would like to read it.
If the legislative aufitor doesn't feel that getting the audit completed is a priority then why do you, Mr. Dubos. Let due process take its course. Don't let The Gambit be used as a tool to be judge and jury against Mille. The Gambit is just wrong and so are you LEE.
To be on a non compliance list with the leglislative auditor is not too uncommon. There are hundreds on the list (see link below). How many stories have you done about any of these other groups. Certainly you would have to be interested in a least one more.
I was waiting for this Istre guy to start talking about the rent being too damn high. Its easy to attack. Take the high road and stick to your plan, stop the attacks and dont be a cry baby when nobody listens. Earn the respect that you can't demand.
Hey Mr. Dubos, Why didn't you wait for the results of the audit to come out before you do a story like this. I have a feeling the answer isn't that interesting when the readers get to hear the whole story. Mr. Dubos, don't stoop to the level of the people you write about.
Gossip is not news its gossip.
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