BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Commission said Thursday it will appeal a judge's decision forcing it to reinstate funding to the county tax assessor's office.
Commissioners said Thursday morning they will appeal Judge Mike Graffeo's ruling next week to the Alabama Supreme Court. Judge Graffeo ruled Wednesday the commission had to reinstate money it cut from the budget of Jefferson County Tax Assessor Dan Weinrib.
Weinrib had sued the commission, saying his office is funded by property tax funds, not the illegal occupational tax funds, and that cuts to his office would be a "detriment" for bringing revenue into the county.
"The collector depends on us for correct billings," Weinrib said Wednesday. "If we can't deliver that in a timely matter, it will imperil tax collections."