Pop quiz

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


1. What’s the most important thing you did in this term on council?

2. What is one thing you regret or would have done differently?

3. What’s your hope for Greensboro in the new year?

Nancy Vaughan, Mayor Pro Tem 1. To act as a voice of reason. [ ] 2. I would have voted against the redistricting map the first time. [ ] 3. My hope is that we’re going to move forward in a united, respectful way and find ways to support small businesses and to make Greensboro the most business-friendly city in North Carolina. [ ]

Danny Thompson, at large (not reelected) 1. (Declined to participate) [X]  2. (Declined to participate) [X] 3. (Declined to participate) [X]

Mary Rakestraw, District 4 (not reelected) 1. Working with the council of governments where it had taken 20 years to bring together. I was appointed to that merge commit- tee, and that was very important. Also keeping the taxes and water fees low. [ ] 2. I don’t have anything that I regret. The way that I approach issues is I do my homework, I try to listen to all sides of the issue and I try to make the decision that will benefit the majority of Greensboro. [ ] 3. I hope that we bring a lot of jobs into Greensboro. We’re higher than the national rate of unemployment. I want people to be put back to work at good paying jobs… and not have people worry about losing their homes.

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