Residents and leaders urge judge to remove parts of Jefferson Co - Alabamas13.com WVTM-TV Birmingham, AL

Residents and leaders urge judge to remove parts of Jefferson County’s bankruptcy plan

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL - A group of residents and some local leaders are asking that certain parts of Jefferson County’s bankruptcy plan to be voided.

The group has filed a federal lawsuit against Jefferson County, upset over the sewer rate increase included in the plan.

"The current bankruptcy plan places the County's most vulnerable residents at risk," said Sheila Tyson, Birmingham City Councilor.

"Under the current plan, sewer rates will go up 450% over the next 30 to 40 years. That means if you're paying $70.00 per month today, your sewer bill will be $315.00 before the plan is over. That's just not right."

Alabama Representatives John Rogers and Mary Moore and Jefferson County Commissioner George Bowman are all involved in the lawsuit.

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