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Green lobbying colleagues not to kick her off council

Green lobbying colleagues not to kick her off council

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Embattled Metro Councilwoman Judy Green said she would fight "tooth and nail" to keep her council seat, and WFPL's Phillip Bailey reports that Green is lobbying fellow council members who will act as the jury in her expulsion hearing:

Many have complained the cajoling is inappropriate to go about in the midst of hearings to revise the mayor’s spending plan. lawmakers

Councilwoman Madonna Flood, D-24, who moved to impeach Green, says the unnecessary pressure could potentially taint the process as well.

“I will remind my colleague—and I have—that this is an ongoing process and it should not be tainted by discussing this, period,” she says, adding Green had begun lobbying colleagues for support before the ethics commission made its decision last week.

The public comment period for the Metro budget is at 5pm, Thursday. 

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