A hearing on the ethics charges against Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green begins today.
The embattled city lawmaker has been accused of using a city-funded summer jobs program—dubbed the “Green Clean Team”—to benefit members of her family.
Green has denied any wrongdoing, saying that the charges are politically motivated and being pushed by a former rival.
Retired police officer Ray Barker, Sr., who ran against Green in last year’s Democratic primary, filed the complaint in January. He says the charges have nothing to do with politics.
The proceedings could be rescheduled depending on a new ethics complaint that was filed against Green last week by community activist Ed Springston. Those charges alleges Green broke council rules by instructing a non-profit group to reroute money to other agencies.
The Ethics Commission will be asked to consider either combining the two complaints, which would delay the proceedings or move forward as scheduled on the initial complaint.
Both Barker and Green have a lengthy witness list.
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