After years of debate, the Jackson City Council has eliminated a $50 fee on late residential water bills.
Councilwoman LaRita Cooper-Stokes sponsored the ordinance. She tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1jKXH00 ) it was unfair to poor people and those on fixed incomes, because it could double a bill.
The late fee remains in place for businesses. And people still run the risk of having their water cut off. If that happens, they'll be assessed a $25 reconnect fee.
After a long debate last week, the council voted 6-0 to remove the fee on late residential water bills.