by YES! Weekly staff

Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week, we address questions to candidates for High Point City Council about the recently adopted 2010-2011 city budget. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.


1. True or false: High Point’s population has decreased over the past decade.

2. How many full-time city staff positions were eliminated in the adopted budget?

3. Does this year’s budget hold the tax rate even, reduce it or increase it?

Michael D. Pugh, Ward 3 candidate 1. No. [ ] 2. 24 sticks in my brain for some reason. [X] 3. It’s even. [ ]

Christopher M. Whitley, Ward 5 candidate 1. I would say that’s false. [ ] 2. If I’m not mistaken it was like 51 positions [ -] 3. It holds it even. [ ]

Geoffrey Shull, Ward 5 candidate 1. It has increased. [ ] 2. I’m going to say none. [X] 3. It holds the tax rate steady. [ ]

Correct Answers

1. False

2. 41

3. Holds it even.