Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask politicians and public servants about their jobs. This week we address questions to the Winston-Salem City Council about the agenda for its Monday meeting. The questions were asked in advance of the meeting. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. What does the planning staff recommend as an alternative to establishing an entertainment district zoning to achieve the objective of establishing a vibrant entertainment-based “district” on the northern edge of downtown? 2. The city council is considering an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance for the keeping of what type of livestock? 3. What business, which is relocating to make way for a transportation facility, is requesting a sixmonth extension from the city on its lease?

James Taylor Jr., Southeast Ward 1. I also heard him say that instead of creating a new zoning you can create a brand. [ ] 2. Chickens or fowl. [ ] 3. Davis Garage. [ ]

Dan Besse, Southwest Ward 1. I think probably the best summary would be tweak existing ordinances; don’t create a new zoning category. [X] 2. Chickens, pigeons and other fowl. [ ] 3. Davis Garage. [ ]

Denise D. Adams, North Ward 1. Right now I couldn’t tell you. [X] 2. Chickens. [ ] 3. Davis Garage. [ ]


1. Marketing and branding 2. Chickens, pigeons or other fowl 3. Davis Garage