The City of Des Moines owes its 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.
Instead of stopping the tax, the city continued to collect it until a judge finally ruled against them in 2009.
Earlier this year a judge ruled the city owed its residents $42-million in franchise fee refunds. The attorneys who argued the case will split $7-million.
The city approved bonds to pay for those refunds but now must find a way to pay off the bond.
City leaders say it has just three options to pay for that refund: