Welcome to this week’s YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, in which we ask elected officials or candidates three questions. This week’s questions were addressed to the Greensboro City Council. The rules are simple:No research, no callbacks.


1. What department did the city restructure to “enhance its approach to housing compliance and code enforcement”? 2. Newark, NJ Mayor Corey Booker recently took the “food stamp challenge” to live off a food stamps allowance for a week. Would you be willing to take the same food stamp challenge? 3. Are you planning to run in the fall, and for what seat?

Mayor Robbie Perkins 1. Planning and community development. [ ] 2. What you have to ask Corey is how many lunches did he get at free events. Yeah, I’d take a shot at it as a council if we could gain some attention for the issue by doing it. My challenge for the week is jumping off the high dive if we get that event. [ ] 3. If I run it will be for mayor and I suspect I will. [ ]

Nancy Vaughan, at large 1. Housing and community development. [X] 2. Sure. I bet I’d lose weight. I don’t know if I could obligate my whole family to it, but for me personally, I’d do it. [ ] 3. Yes I am planning on running and as of today it would be at large. [ ] Zack Matheny, District 3 1. Planning and community and development. [ ] 2. I saw that. I’d have to think about that one. I probably’  need to because I could lose some weight. [ ] 3. At this point I am talking with my family and giving’  consideration if I’m going to run and if I’m going to run, what seat I’m going to run for. I need to look’  at my family first and my career. I’m leaving it open’  but right now I think I’m running in District 3. [ ]


1. Planning and community development 2. No wrong answer 3. No wrong answer