BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Jefferson County yesterday was scrambling to get the governor's office to schedule a special session of the Alabama Legislature before Aug. 8 to consider a restructuring plan for the county's troubled sewer debt as it also worked to finalize yet another forbearance agreement with creditors.

County officials and their negotiating team are "working at a breakneck pace to prevent" defaulting on payments that would be due if the forbearance agreements are not extended, said Jefferson County Commissioner George Bowman, who is working closely with the negotiators. The agreements are due to expire today.

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