The Crescent City Connection has brightened our skyline for 25 years.
The Young Leadership Council (YLC) is urging the State of Louisiana to keep the decorative lights on the Crescent City Connection (CCC or Bridge) lit. With the expiration of the tolls in December 2012, the CCC will be dark without a funding source.
The YLC put the lights on the CCC in 1987 as the result of its first major capital fundraising campaign. In exchange, there was an understanding that the State would fund all aspects of the decorative lighting on the CCC. All of this occurred before tolls were in place, and thus the position of the YLC is that the decorative lights should remain on irrespective of the tolls.
When tolls were added to the CCC a few years after the lights, revenues from the toll collections became the primary but not exclusive funding source for the Bridge lights, and that remains the case today.
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