Des Moines City Council Wants Residents To Pay For Their Own Refund For Illegal Franchise Fees

Judge has ruled residents are owed $42-million


The City of Des Moines owes it residents millions of dollars for illegally raising franchise fees.

On Monday, the city council decided the best way to return that money is to raise franchise fees, again.

The city council wants you to pay for your own refund. But first they need you to vote in favor of raising fees on yourself.

In 2004, the city was sued by Lisa Kragnes after she noticed the franchise fee tax on her Mid-American energy bill.

(H/T Garrett Penfield)