Welcome to this week’s YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask elected official about their jobs. This week, we address questions to members of the Greensboro City Council about items discussed at their Aug. 17 meeting. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.


1. What is the secret to being able to cover a large number of National Night Out events as an elected official?

2. True or false: The mission of the city of Greensboro’s human resources department is to provide free and equal access to information.

3. According to the compendium of incidents compiled by Lankford Protective Services at the downtown library, what activity accounts for the largest number of incidents?

Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Vaughan 1. Taking the police along with you. I would like to say that’s not what we did. Don and I covered seven or eight locations. [ ] 2. I would have to say no. [ ] 3. Was it sleeping? [ ]

Danny Thompson, at-large 1. If you can get a ride with a police officer. That’s pretty creative. [ ] 2. Not true. [ ] 3. I believe the largest number of incidents were sleeping. [ ]

Jim Kee, District 2 1. Strategic planning. [ ] 2. True. [X] 3. It wasn’t pornography. What was it? There was some indecent exposure that Danny mentioned. I don’t know. Misuse of computers? [X]

Correct Answers

1. Police accompaniment (according to District 1 Councilwoman Dianne Bellamy-Small; other answers are also acceptable)

2. False (free and equal access to information is the mission of the library)

3. Sleeping