Q U E S T I O N S
Welcometo the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask politicians and publicservants about their jobs. This week, we address questions to membersof the Winston- Salem City Council. The rules are simple: no research,no callbacks.
1. Accordingto Joe Bartel, Forsyth County’s director of budget and management, whatis the total dollar amount of budget cuts and deferments that have beenmade for the current fiscal year?
2. UnderWinston-Salem police Chief Scott Cunningham’s revised police patroldeployment plan, what is the total number of beats now covered by thepolice department?
3. What is the minimum fund balance the city of Winston-Salem keeps in reserve at all times?
Dan Besse, Southwest Ward 1. I’m a lot better at doing the research. I don’t recall off the cuff. [X] 2. 24 [ ] 3. 10 percent [ ]
Vivian Burke, Mayor Pro Tem, Northeast Ward 1. I don’t deal with the numbers. [X] 2. I can’t think of the total number of beats. [X] 3. I don’t deal with the numbers. [X]
Robert Clark, West Ward 1. I don’t know. [X] 2. I know it’s more beats. It may be 20. [X] 3. 10 percent [ ]
AN S W E R S
1. $6.9 million
2. The number of beats has been increased from 18 to 24.
3. 10 percent