Birmingham Pastor calls for Jeffco Commission resignation

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The ongoing problems in Jefferson County have one Birmingham pastor calling for the resignation of the Jefferson County Commission.

Pastor Mark Lawrence from the New Progress Missionary Baptist Church spoke to people waiting in line at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Friday morning asking them to show support for his petition and ask county commissioners to resign.

Lawrence says it is ridiculous that these long lines continue despite the passage of a new occupational tax.

If the commissioners do not resign, Pastor Lawrence says he will seek legal action to force the commissioners out of office.