Council Committee to Review Grant Process Wednesday

by Gabe Bullard on March 15, 2011

As planned, a Louisville Metro Council panel will soon consider changing the way money allocated by the council is tracked.

The Government Accountability and Ethics committee will review the allocation process at its meeting Wednesday. Committee chair Tina Ward-Pugh has asked the city’s internal auditor and chief financial officer to attend and discuss any potential changes to how the money is accounted for.

The review comes after Councilwoman Judy Green was accused of using a grant-funded summer jobs program to benefit members of her family. Ward-Pugh and Council President Jim King both told WFPL last week that there needs to be more oversight of the grants. King has ordered an audit of all grants over $5,000 from the last two years.

The Metro Ethics Commission will hold a hearing on a ethics complaint about Green’s summer jobs program Thursday.

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