by YES! Staff

POP QUIZWelcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we askpoliticians and public servants about their jobs. This week, we addressquestions about the city manager’s proposed budget to the GreensboroCity Council. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.Q U E S T I O N S

1. What is the proposed tax rate?

2. By what percentage would water and sewer rates be increased on Jan. 1, 2010?

3. How many full-time equivalency positions does the budget eliminate?

Robbie Perkins, at-large

1. 63 and a half cents or something like that [ ]

2. I have no idea. Nine or 10. [X]

3. Oh gosh, 18. It ended up affecting eight poeple and they got new jobs within the city. [ -]


1. 63.5 cents per $100 of property evaluation

2. Six

3. 17

Shame: The following council members did not return phone calls: Mayor Yvonne Johnson, Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Anderson Groat, at-large Councilwoman Mary Rakestraw (husband said he would give her the message but declined to take down phone number), District 1 Councilwoman Dianne Bellamy-Small, District 2 Councilwoman Goldie Wells, District 3 Councilman Zack Matheny, District 4 Councilman Mike Barber and District 5 Councilwoman Trudy Wade.