Welcome to the Yes! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask politicians and public servants about their jobs. This week, we address questions to candidates for Greensboro City Council. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. True or false: The White street landfill does not accept “screening,” a euphemism for any non-biodegradable material that is flushed down the toilet. 2. What admission did lawyers for the city of Greensboro recently make about the Risk Management Associates report?

3. What is the most recent unemployment rate for Greensboro (1 point margin of error allowed)?

Correct Answers

1. False

2. That it might have some inaccuracies

3. 11.9 percent (the most recent numbers for the Greensboro MsA, which also includes High Point, were for the month of May)

Marikay abuzuaiter, at-large candidate

1. False [ ]

2. I don’t know. [X]

3. I’m pretty sure it… I’ll say 11. I know it’s in the double digits. [ ]

DJ Hardy, at-large candidate

1. I believe they don’t. I know there’s an acronym for what they most recently stopped accepting. False. [ ]

2. I’m not actually familiar with it. [X]

3. I know it’s above 10 percent. I want to say 10.9. [ ]

Danny Thompson, at-large candidate

1. I know they accept commercial or waste, as well as yard clippings, but not household garbage. That’s what it’s currently closed for. I’m not going to say true or false on something I don’t know answer to. That wouldn’t serve citizens. [X]

2. I would ask the city attorneys. [X]

3. For May it was somewhere around 8 percent. [X]