Welcome to this week’s YES! Weekly Pop Quiz. This week’s questions are directed to members of the Greensboro City Council.

The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. Where can citizens go to apply for energy efficiency grants and loans? 2. How much did the city manager say transportation improvements near the landfill would cost? 3. What did the president of the College Hill Neighborhood Association speak about at the last council meeting?

Robbie Perkins, at large 1. To Barbara Harris with the City of Greensboro. [ ] 2. Between 12 and 15 million. [ ] 3. The majority of council reducing taxes in his historic district from five cents to one cent and they did it without the neighborhood association or alerting the proper people. [ ]

Zack Matheny, District 3 1. That’s a good one. I would just go to Denise Turner. [ ] 2. I don’t discuss anything related to the landfill. (He has a conflict of interest.) [ ] 3. The neighborhood was talking about the majority of council lowered their taxes and he argued it was illegal and their should have been more communication. I voted against it. [ ]

Correct Answers

1. Through the city website. Contacting city staff works too.

2. $12-15 million

3. He spoke about his concern that there was a tax decrease without proper neighborhood consultation or communication. * Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Vaughan and at-large Councilman Danny Thompson declined to participate.