by YES! Weekly staff

Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week, we ask members of the Winston-Salem City Council about the ongoing budget process. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.


1. Under the proposed 2010-2011 fiscal year budget, how much would property taxes increase for city residents?

2. Under the current proposal, how much would the city’s budget be slashed as compared to last year’s budget?

3. MULTIPLE CHOICE: Under City Manager Lee Garrity’s current proposal, how many city positions would be cut? A. Between 20 and 30 jobs B. Between 30 and 40 jobs C. Between 40 and 50 jobs

Derwin Montgomery, East Ward: 1-percent increase [X] $8.4 million [X] B [ ]

Dan Besse, Southwest Ward: 3/4 of a cent [ ] Cut by 6 percent, and the general fund would be cut by just over 1 percent. [X] B [ ]

Robert Clark, West Ward: 3/4 of a cent [ ] $6 million [X] B [ ]

Correct Answers

1. 3/4 of one cent per $100 valuation

2. $10.4 million

3. B. 37 city jobs to be exact