by Jordan Green

Welcome to this week’s YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, in which we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week’s questions are directed to members of the Winston-Salem City Council and pertain to the council’s legislative agenda. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. Name one item city council is asking the NC General Assembly to address. 2. What does the city council propose as a solution to the revenue challenge facing the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation, or PART? 3. The council wants the General Assembly to restore to the city the authority to regulate what items in its municipal parks?

Molly Leight, South Ward

1. Certainly one of the things [will be] going back to our normal election schedule instead of this totally unfair thing that Rep. Folwell pulled on us. [ ] 2. I don’t know what we’re going to do about that. [X] 3. Guns in the parks. [ ]

Dan Besse, Southwest Ward

1. We’re asking for a number of things, one of which would be post-construction storm-water standards applicable to linear construction projects in cities. [ ] 2. That they be allowed to increase the rental vehicle tax by 3 percent. [ ] 3. Concealed guns. [ ]

Robert Clark, West Ward

1. One of them is election of our city council, taking it back to four years. [ ] 2. I think they’re looking to — isn’t it to raise the local car tax? [ ] 3. Firearms. [ ]