The Jefferson County Commission will interview three finalists for the new job as county manager next week.

The Alabama Legislature in 2009 passed a bill ordering the county to create the position as commissioners dealt with a financial crisis created by the loss of an occupational tax. The levy provided a major source of funding for the general fund, as well as backing nearly $3.2 billion of failed variable- and auction-rate sewer debt that has not been restructured in three years. The same circumstances exist today.

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