Welcome to this week’s YES! Weekly Pop Quiz where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week we direct questions to members of Greensboro City Council. The questions were asked the previous day about items on the agenda for the council’s Tuesday meeting. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. What university is expanding into the Glenwood neighborhood? 2. What company is requesting an incentives package of $4.2 million on Oct. 4? Bonus points for naming the company’s owner. 3. What is the purpose of the contract to the Center for Energy Research and Technology at NC A&T University that is up for consideration by council?

Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Vaughan 1. UNCG. [ ] 2. Land Port Investments. [ ] 3. Community outreach for BetterBuildings. [ ]

Robbie Perkins, at large 1. UNCG. [ ] 2. That would be Roy Carroll’s group on I-40. [ -] 3. I think it would be a marketing contract, public awareness. [ ]

Jim Kee, District 2 1. University of North Carolina at Greensboro. [ ] 2. I have not looked at my agenda packet. [X] 3. Basically outreach to the community. [ ]

Correct Answers

1. UNCG 2. Land Port Investments LLC; Roy Carroll 3. Community outreach for the BetterBuildings program funded by a federal stimulus grant