Welcome to this week’s YES! Weekly Pop Quiz where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week’s questions were addressed to members of the Winston-Salem City Council and were asked in advance of the Monday meeting. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. Name something that is on the agenda for tonight’s meeting. 2. What is the total amount of incentives money that the city council is considering giving to Mast  General Store in exchange for locating in Winston-Salem? 3. Name one of the boards whose appointments are subject to approval by council tonight.

James Taylor Jr., Southeast  Ward 1. I know there are some grants that are being handed down to the public safety department, and we’ll be approving or denying those. [ ] 2. I think the total package is around a million. Several thousand is for parking. [X] 3. I’m going to say parks and rec. [X]

Dan Besse, Southwest Ward 1. The incentives for Mast General Store. [ ] 2. Between $1.2 and $1.3 million. [ ] 3. Youth Advisory Council and the College Advisory Council. [ ]

Robert Clark, West Ward 1. We have the Mast General Store. [ ] 2. I think it’s $1.2 million. [ ] 3. Appearance commission… I don’t know. [X]


1. Incentives to Mast General Store, public safety funds from the state are both acceptable answers. 2. $1.3 million 3. The Creative Corridors Design Review Committee, the Citizens’ Budget Advisory Board, the Youth Advisory Council and the College Advisory Board are all up for reappointment.