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


1. During its Oct. 3 meeting, the Winston-Salem City Council was scheduled to vote on site plan approval for an 11-acre property in the Southeast Ward. What type of development is planned for that site? A) business, B) church, or C) public charter school?

2. The council was scheduled to vote on the Martin Luther King Overlay District standards during Monday’s meeting. True or false? According to the proposal, the standards are intended to encourage new suburban-style development in east Winston-Salem.

3. The proposed new Martin Luther King Overlay District standards for east Winston-Salem apply to reconstruction or renovation of existing structures which is equal to or greater than what percent of its tax value.

Derwin Montgomery, East Ward 1. I can’t remember. [X] 2. False [ ] 3. I’m going to say 50 percent. [X]

Denise D. Adams, North Ward 1. I don’t know. [X] 2. False. [ ] 3. I’m not even going to try. [X]

Robert Clark, West Ward 1. C [ ] 2. False. [ ] 3. I would say between 60 and 70 percent. [X]

Correct Answers

1. C) A public charter school, specifically the Carter G. Woodson Public Charter School. 2. False. The new standards are intended to prevent suburban-style development. 3. 75