The Birmingham City Council Tuesday urged Jefferson County to file for bankruptcy immediately, and asked Gov. Robert Bentley not to call a special session of the Legislature to assist the county with its debt and budget problems.

The council passed a resolution that said proceeding with Chapter 9 could help the county seek relief, including the “invalidation of the sewer warrants procured by JPMorgan’s bribery, and the recovery by the ratepayers of the Jefferson County sewer system of the financial costs and losses caused by JPMorgan’s bribery and other wrongful conduct.”

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