Welcome to this week’s YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, in which we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week’s questions are addressed to the Greensboro City Council based on information provided in the interim city manager’s Dec. 16 Items For Your Information. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. Name at least one amenity listed in the master plan for the proposed Hilltop Park. 2. What does the city intend to do with a diseased willow oak tree at Hamburger Square? 3. What was the net cost to the city of loose-leaf collection in the 2010-2011 fiscal year? (10 percent allowable margin of error)

Mayor Robbie Perkins 1. It’s going to be some kind of rec center. They were talking about a skate park, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Athletic fields — I think we decided on turf fields. Hiking trails. [ ]

2. Coming down. [ ] 3. I think it was about $600[,000]. [X] Nancy Vaughan, at large 1. A playground. [ ] 2. They want to cut it down. [ ] 3. $600,000. [X]

Marikay Abuzuaiter, at large 1. Playground, recreational, walking trail…. [ ] 2. They’re going to have to cut it down. [ ] 3. $730,000. [X]

Correct Answers

1. Acceptable answers include a recreation center, playgrounds, a dog park, a skate park, multi-purpose fields, a sprayground, picnic shelters and trails.

2. Remove it.

3. $846,946