“And they were all lined up like birds on a wire……”

Six Mardi Gras krewes were fined from $100 to $2,500 for violating Jefferson Parish’s parade ordinance during Carnival 2013, according to public records released Tuesday. Most of the infractions involved unmasked riders and smoking on floats, although two krewes were cited for having too few marching bands.

The citations come in the second year of the latest crackdown on Carnival krewes as Jefferson Parish tries to enforce its parade standards and gradually raise them. The parish attorney’s office released reports on six of Jefferson’s 14 parades, in response to a public records request from NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.

6 Mardi Gras krewes fined by Jefferson Parish for parade violations ~ Drew Broach

Jefferson Parish councilmen Chris "Mini-me" Roberts, Mark Spears and Rickey Templett along with Lafitte Mayor Tim Kerner on the politicians float, Krewe of Alla. Reader submitted photo
Jefferson Parish Councilmen Chris “Mini-me” Roberts, Mark Spears and Ricky Templet along with Lafitte Mayor Tim Kerner on the politicians float, Krewe of Alla. Reader submitted photo

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