Welcome to this week’s YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week, we speak with members of the Winston-Salem City Council about agenda items from the council’s Monday meeting. The quiz was administered prior to the meeting. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.


1. During Monday’s meeting the city council planned to recognize Deputy City Manager Derwick Paige for facilitating economic development projects that have increased the city’s tax base by more than what amount?

2. During Monday’s meeting, the city council was scheduled to vote on a proposal for a $250,000 financial incentive grant for what local company?

3. True or false? Under proposed revisions to the city council’s ethics policy, city officials can accept a meal from a developer that has a city contract as long as the meal is valued at less than $25.

Mayor Allen Joines: 1. $1 billion [ ] 2. Pepsi [ ] 3. False [ ]

Denise D. Adams, North Ward: 1. $3 million [X] 2. Pepsi [ ] 3. False [ ]

Derwin Montgomery, East Ward: 1. $1 billion 2. Pepsi Bottling Group, LLC 3. False

Correct Answers

1. $1 billion [ ]

2. Pepsi [ ]

3. False [ ]