Pop Quiz

Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, in which we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week’s questions concern the Greensboro City Council’s Tuesday meeting. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. Name one item on the city’s proposed legislative agenda. 2. What major intersection is Gateway University Research Park located near? 3. A proposed ordinance change would discontinue curb and gutter assessments on property owners under what conditions?

Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Vaughan

1. Bringing the city attorney under the auspices of the city council. [ ] 2. It is on Lee Street. And 40. [ ] 3. I thought we had talked about two options, doing away with the ordinance or [waiving] as long as it was not adjacent an already curbed and guttered area. [X]

Danny Thompson, at-large

1. One is eminent domain. [ ] I-40 and Lee Street. [ ] They would not assess for curb and gutter if they were going to be putting in sidewalks. [ ]

Mary Rakestraw, District 4

1. The city attorney going under the auspices of the city council. [ ] 2. McConnell Road. Of course, East Lee. [ ] 3. Would it have to do with the sidewalks being installed? [ ]

Correct Answers

1. A local law to have the city attorney report directly to the council instead of the manager, opposition to a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes, among others.

2. East Lee Street and Interstate 40 (McConnell Road is also acceptable.)

3. When a sidewalk is being installed