by YES! Staff

Welcome to this YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask elected officials about their’  jobs. This week we spoke with members of the Greensboro City Council. The rules are’  simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. What is the decibel threshold for commercial areas after 11 p.m.? 2. What’s the name of Trudy Wade’s book? 3. What’s your stance on reinstating the teen curfew?

Mayor Pro Tem Yvonne Johnson 1. I can’t remember. I should know. [X] 2. She did something, kind of sciencefiction’  stuff. I read it but I don’t remember’  the name of it. [X] 3. I don’t think it’s the answer at all. I’m’  going to be working with a group to look’  at various possibilities for programming.’  It’s a band-aid approach to a much more’  serious problem. [ ]

Nancy Vaughan, at large 1. 60. [X]2. I don’t know, Alien Invasion or something. [X] 3. No. [ ]

Nancy Hoffmann, District 4 1. We are at 75. [ ] 2. I read about it in the News & Record. I know she’s doing a sequel. [X] 3. The majority of teen crime occurs’  between 2 p.m. and 7 or 8 pm. If you look at’  it that way, it puts teen curfews sort of in a’  different light. Until I am required to make a’  decision about that I am being very open. [ ]


1. 75 decibels 2. The Worlds We Know, a self-published science-fiction book. 3. All answers counted as correct.