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 Forsyth County Commission regarding items from their Monday meeting agenda. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. True or false? During Monday night’s meeting, the commission considered a zoning text amendment proposed by Goodwill Industries that would ban unattended donation containers for food and clothing items in the county.

2. True or false? One of the stated reasons for Goodwill’s request is unattended donation containers can resemble trash dumpsters and may have a detrimental effect on a community’s appearance.

3. Fill in the blank: During Monday’s meeting, the commission considered proposals to appropriate $65,000 for future economic development projects and to appropriate what amount to support operation of Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation.

Walter Marshall, District A 1. That’s not exactly true. Unattended donation containers would be allowed with restrictions. [ ] 2. True. [ ] 3. $75,000. [ ]

Dave Plyler, District B 1. False. [ ] 2. True. [ ] 3. $75,000. [ ]

Debra Conrad, District B 1. True. [X] 2. True. It will be complaint driven. That’s the purpose — to look neat and tidy and to prevent theft. [ ] 3. $65,000 is for two economic development projects; $75,000 is committed for PART. [ ]

Correct Answers

1. False. The Goodwill Industries proposal allows unattended donation boxes but with strict regulations.

2. True.

3. $75,000.