Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week’s questions are directed to candidates for Greensboro City Council. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. True or false: City council briefings and work sessions are open to members of the public and the press.

2. What corporation recently announced an expansion in Greensboro?

3. What are two changes did Mayor Bill Knight make to the format of city council meetings?

Marikay Abuzuaiter, at large 1. True. [ ] 2. HondaJet. [ ] 3. He moved speakers to the end of the meeting…. He started holding the council members accountable for their time limit. [ -]

Wayne Abraham, at large 1. True. [ ] 2. HondaJet. [ ] 3. Moved speakers from the floor from the beginning of the meeting to the end, and changed the moment of silence to prayer. [ ]

Yvonne Johnson, at large 1. That is true. [ ] 2. HondaJet. [ ] 3. Put the speakers from the floor last. I’m not sure what else he did. [ -]

Correct Answers

1. True 2. Honda Aircraft Co. (HondaJet is also acceptable) 3. Speakers from the floor has been moved to the end of the meeting, and the moment of silence at the beginning of the meeting was replaced by an invocation.