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[POP QUIZ]

by YES! Staff

Welcome to this week’s YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, in which we ask elected officials three questions about their jobs. This week’s questions are directed to the Forsyth County Commission. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks

QUESTIONS

1. What is the projected budget gap for the county as a result of the loss of about 8.6 percent of the county’s overall tax valuation? 2. When was the last time Forsyth County saw a property tax rate increase? 3. True or false: Forsyth County provides a 401(k) match to help employees build for retirement?

Chairman Richard Linville, Republican, District B

1. The revaluation is going to cause a $17- to $18 million gap. [ ] 2. It’s either been three years or four years. [ -] 3. No. [ ]

Dave Plyler, Republican, District B

1. $16.5 [million] [ ] 2. We haven’t had one in four years have we? [ ] 3. False. [ ]

Gloria Whisenhunt, Republican, District B

1. $16.8 [million]. [ ] 2. Whew… I think it was four years ago. [ ]

CORRECT ANSWERS

1. $16.8 million ($18.7 million?) 2. Fiscal Year 2009-2010 3. False

3. False.

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