Jefferson County commissioners have approved a plan to exit the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
The panel approved the plan on a 4-1 vote Thursday. It's due to be filed with a federal judge Sunday.
Most of the $4.2 billion debt stems from bonds that funded sewer system repairs, and the plan includes sewer fee hikes of 7.4 percent for four years and 3.4 percent for 40 years.
Commissioner George Bowman opposed the plan, which he says puts too much of a burden on people in his district.