by YES! Weekly staff

Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask politicians and public servants about their jobs. This week we test Greensboro City Council members on their recall of matters decided at their Sept. 16 meeting. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.


How much money did the council set aside for a homeless day center?

How many units will be included in the housing development on Penry Road approved by council? The rezoning request withdrawn by applicant Beverly Simpson for property on New Garden Road was to allow what type of facility?

Robbie Perkins, at large

Since I wasn’t there last night, it will be kind of hard for me to know what went on at the city council meeting. I’ll just decline participation in your pop quizzes. I think it’s silly.

1) [X]
2) [X]
3) [X]

Mary Rakestraw, at large 1) $200,000? [√]

2) It was 72 or 74, if I remember correctly.[√-]

3) It was like a reception center for weddingsand things like that. [√]

Goldie Wells, District 2

1) $200,000 [√]

2) It’s 73, I believe. [√-]. I voted for it. That’s in my district. I’m always asking for development. We need the affordable housing; that was what was motivating me.

3) It was for an events center. [correct]

Zack Matheny, District 1) We set aside $200,000 in June. [√]

2) 72 [√]

3) It was some type of commercial establishment to have catering type of thing. Not catering, like a clubhouse — to host events. [√]


1) $200,000

2) 72

3) Draft minutes of the July 14 zoning commission meeting indicate that lawyer Derek Allen said his client wished to open an events center “with the focus being on wedding receptions, anniversary celebrations and the like.”