Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, in which we ask politicians and public servants about their jobs. This week, we address questions to the Greensboro City Council. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.
1. What is the value of the contract you authorized to Crowder Construction Co. to replace the fluidized bed incinerator at the Osborne Waste Water Treatment Plant at its Aug. 18 meeting?
2. How much money has the city allocated for Downtown Greensboro Inc., not counting the $480,000 budgeted for the organization from a pass-through of ad valorem taxes collected from property owners within the boundaries of the municipal service district?
3. True or false: The city council voted to close a portion of Seasons Way, a street that intersects with High Point Road, at its Aug. 18 meeting.
1. $21.0 million
MAYOR YVONNE JOHNSON
1. It was up in the millions, more than a million. I think it was somewhere about 2 million. [X]
2. I think it was somewhere close to $750,000. I’m not sure. [X]
3. We probably did. [ ]
MAYOR PRO TEM SANDRA ANDERSON GROAT
1.$21 million [ ]
3. True. [ ]
ROBBIE PERKINS, AT-LARGE
1. $21-22 million [ ]
2. A hundred and a quarter? [X]
3. True [ ]
SHAME: The following council members did not return phone calls: At-large Councilwoman Mary Rakestraw, 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.