Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask politicians and public servants about their jobs. This week, we address questions to members of the Forsyth County Commissioners. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.


1. What is the Forsyth County property tax rate for the fiscal year 2009-2010?

2. What is the total budget for Forsyth County as approved by the commissioners on May 28?

3. What is the proposed amount of the reduction in funds to the Winston-salem/Forsyth County schools for the current fiscal year?

Correct Answers

1. 67.4 CenTs on eaCh $100 oF properTY value

2. $395 Million

3. $1.1 Million

Walter Marshall, District a says …

1.1. 67.4 CenTs on eaCh $100 oF properTY value ü

2. $393 Million ü –

3. $1 Million ü –

Debra Conrad, District bays …

1. 67.4 CenTs on eaCh $100 oF properTY value ü

2. $395 Million ü

3. $1.2 Million. The CuT Was MaDe MiD-Year; The sChool sYsTeM CuT Was a large nuMber beCause TheY represenT a ThirD oF our buDgeT. ü –

Shame: The following commissioners did not return calls: Beaufort Bailey, District A; Ted Kaplan, District B; Gloria Whisenhunt, District B; Dave Plyler, District B; Richard Linville, District B.

CORRECTION A Pop Quiz published in the May 13 issue of YES! Weekly concerning the state revenue should have scored Rep. Pricey Harrison as correct on the third question. A May 6 “Revised Revenue and Budget Outlook” by Barry Boardman Evan Rodewald states that revised consensus numbers suggests if normal long-term growth resumes in 2011-2012, “then it will 2013-2014 before revenues equal the $20.8 billion budget number of 2008-2009.”