Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week, we address questions to members of the Greensboro City Council. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.


1. What school will be served by the water and sewer lines along Southeast School Road that are subject to the council’s decision to table a resolution to approve a contract?

2. Which two streets will be realigned in conjunction with the closing of two railroad crossings in the Heath Park area?

3. Name one of the four athletic events that took place in Greensboro on Memorial Day weekend.

Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Vaughan

1. Oh God, you would ask me that. I don’t remember the name of the school. [X]

2. Pike, I’m thinking. I don’t know. [X]

3. The soccer tournament. ACC baseball tournament. [ ]

Robbie Perkins, at-large

1. Alamance Elementary. [ ]

2. Lowdermilk and the other one I will know because I had a building listed over there…. Shoot, starts with, I don’t remember, it was 24,000 square feet. (The response was spoiled because Perkins thought the question was, which two streets have railroad crossings that are being closed.) [ -]

3. ACC baseball, NCAA track and field, blind bowlers and McDonalds soccer. [ ]

Zack Matheny, District 3

1. It was Southeast school, wasn’t it? [X]

2. The realignment was Pine and Lowdermilk. [X]

3. ACC baseball championship. [ ]

Correct Answers

1. Alamance Elementary

2. Lowdermilk Street and Sykes Avenue

3. The National Championship for the American Blind Bowlers Association, the ACC Baseball Championship and the NCAA track and field championship for the East Region, Wrangler-McDonald’s Memorial Day Tournament (soccer)

The following council members did not return calls: Mayor Bill Knight, at-large Councilman Danny Thompson, District 1 Councilwoman Dianne Bellamy-Small, District 4 Councilwoman Mary Rakestraw and District 5 Councilwoman Trudy Wade.