Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week, we address questions to members of the Winston- Salem City Council regarding its Monday meeting. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. The city council was scheduled to vote on a recommendation by a citizens advisory committee regarding participation goals for women and minority-owned businesses to participate in the city’s street resurfacing contract. What is the total percentage goal set by the committee?

2. The city council was scheduled to vote on a recommendation regarding the number of taxis operating under Classic Cab Company’s license. Does the recommendation increase or decrease the number of taxis?

3. The city council was scheduled to vote on a measure to approve financing for an 82-unit, low- income housing development. Name the housing development.

Derwin Montgomery, East Ward:

1. Right off the top of my head, it’s around 10 or 15 percent. [X]

2. It was a reduction in their certificate to 20 cabs. [ ]

3. The Enclave. [ ]

James Taylor, Southeast Ward:

1. It was a total of 8 percent. [ ]

2. It’s going to decrease the number of cabs from 30 to 20. [ ]

3. The Enclave. [ ]

Molly Leight, South Ward:

1. No, I sure don’t; it’s usually somewhere in the 10 to 12 range. [X]

2. They’re decreasing their numbers of taxis. [ ]

3. The Enclave. [ ]

Correct Answers

1. 8 percent; 5 percent for minority-owned businesses and 3 percent for women-owned businesses.

2. Decrease the number from 30 to 20 taxis.

3. The Enclave.