Ethics Commission to Deliberate Second Complaint Against Green

The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission will deliberate the second complaint against Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, Tuesday, as the embattled lawmaker faces removal from the council in the coming weeks. The charges were filed earlier this year by community activist Ed Springston, who alleges Green broke council rules by instructing a non-profit group to reroute money… Continue reading Ethics Commission to Deliberate Second Complaint Against Green

UPDATE: Council Moves to Impeach Green

After reviewing the findings of the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission, five members of the Metro Council have signed a petition calling for the removal of Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, from office. The five members are Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9, Barbara Shanklin, D-2, Kevin Kramer, R-11, Stuart Benson, R-20, and Madonna Flood, D-24, who met with legal… Continue reading UPDATE: Council Moves to Impeach Green

Local Ministers Rally for Green

Believing district residents should decide her fate, a group of demonstrators held a rally in front of City Hall Monday to support Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, who faces expulsion from office. Last Friday, the Metro Ethics Commission ruled that Green deliberately violated the city’s code of ethics and slapped the councilwoman with the… Continue reading Local Ministers Rally for Green

UPDATED: Ethics Commission Recommends Green Be Removed From Office

In a unanimous decision, the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission has ruled that Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, deliberately violated the city’s ethics ordinance and should be removed from office. Green was charged with nepotism and using a city-funded summer jobs program to benefit members of her family. In 2009, Green approached Dr. Eddie Woods, founder of… Continue reading UPDATED: Ethics Commission Recommends Green Be Removed From Office

Fischer Hopes Ethics Charges “Work Out” for Green

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer hopes everything will “work out” for embattled Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, who is awaiting the verdicts in two separate charges that are before the city’s ethics commission. Green is accused of using a city-funded program to benefit members of her family and re-routing funds through a non-profit group to other organizations.… Continue reading Fischer Hopes Ethics Charges “Work Out” for Green

Green Blames Aide For Alleged Ethical Lapses

During a day-long proceeding, Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, admitted it was a mistake to tell a non-profit group to reroute public funds to other organizations without disclosing it to the council. But the embattled city lawmaker put most of the blame on her former legislative aide. For over two hours Green testified in… Continue reading Green Blames Aide For Alleged Ethical Lapses

Green Faces Second Ethics Hearing Today

The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission will hold another hearing on charges against Metro Councilwoman Judy Green Monday. It is the second ethics hearing she has faced in less than a month. Green is accused of breaking council rules by instructing a non-profit group to reroute $5,600 in city funds to other agencies at her discretion.… Continue reading Green Faces Second Ethics Hearing Today

Special Counsel Hired to Advise City Lawmakers on Green Inquiry

Seeking advice on any legal action the Louisville Metro Council may have to take, Council President Jim King, D-10, has hired a special counsel to review the ethics charges against Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, who faces two separate complaints. In April, Green was grilled under oath during a hearing where she was accused of nepotism… Continue reading Special Counsel Hired to Advise City Lawmakers on Green Inquiry

Green Grilled About Role in Jobs Program

Answering tough questions, Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, spent hours testifying during a day-long ethics hearing Thursday, which alleges she used a city-funded summer jobs program to benefit members of her family. Green was quizzed under oath in front of the Ethics Commission about her role in creating the “Green Clean Team”, a beautification… Continue reading Green Grilled About Role in Jobs Program

Ethics Hearing Against Green Begins Today

After months of mounting allegations, a hearing on the ethics charges against Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, begins today. The embattled city lawmaker faces charges of wrongdoing, unethical behavior and financial mismanagement in two separate complaints that stem from an audit and police investigation, which raised serious questions about her conduct on the council.… Continue reading Ethics Hearing Against Green Begins Today