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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41)--The ethics commission and some of her colleagues say it's time to go, but a defiant Dr. Judy Green refuses to step down.
"Because I have not done anything wrong; I have not mismanaged, misused or enriched myself with anything," says Dr, Judy Green, Metro Council.
The ethics commission and fellow council members aren't the only ones who think it's time for Dr. Judy Green to go, we showed her the results of a recent online poll that asked if she should lose her job?
95 percent of the people polled said yes, she should lose her job. "Well, that's fine, I would say to this that I'll be this is not district one constituents; I'll bet this is not even the majority of west Louisville and southwest Louisville constituents."
For all of those who want her to step down, Green says she has heard from thousands of constituents and political leaders telling her to fight on.
"Former council people and aldermen--former who have called me and said this is way over reaching and way overboard and they don't understand it."
The metro ethics commission recently determined Green mismanaged city money and overpaid her children during a summer jobs program. "My children have every right to work in a governmental funded program; other people have children working in a government funded program."
On Monday, five council members followed the recommendations of the ethics commission and signed a petition to have Green removed from office. "I was very shocked--very surprised particularly with several of them."
Green says if she's guilty, so are several of her colleagues.
"One council member was accused of buying beer on the metro council kroger card--mistake? Maybe, are they going to be removed?"
"If all of these people are doing things, why is it that you're the one who has been...targeted? Targeted? Great question--great question, I suspect one I am an independent thinker and two there's somebody driving this train. Driving this bus to run over me and I was told that I am going to squash you. Who told you that? I am not going to give names but I was told I am going to tar and feather you."
Green says the identity of the real person behind the ethics complaint and threats against her will be revealed soon. Meanwhile, of the remaining 20 council members--it will take 14 of them to remove her from office.