Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week, we address questions to members of the Forsyth County Commission about agenda items from its Jan. 11 meeting. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.
1. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office received more than $300,000 from a Department of Justice grant for its State Criminal Alien Assistance Program. The proposal stipulates that if two projects come in under budget, the remaining funds will be used to purchase GPS devices for what program?
2. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is requesting the county commissioners appropriate $826,000 to purchase what?
3. The Arts Council is asking the commissioners to appropriate $200,000 for what proposed project?
Gloria Whisenhunt, District B:
1. Patrol cars [X]
2. Land for a new school [ ]
3. A grant for the arts council [X]
Walter Marshall, District A:
1. Their devices got outdated; they just need to update the devices. [X]
2. The school site in Clemmons [ ]
3. The same project they’ve been working
on the past two or three years; the grant was based on getting matching grants from the county and the city. [ -]
Beaufort Bailey, District A:
1. I don’t know. [X]
2. I believe it’s property. [ -]
3. They need that to complete the construction of the Sawtooth Building. [ -]
1. House arrest program
2. Land in Clemmons to build a future elementary school
3. Downtown Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem; a renovation of the Sawtooth Building; and a reconstruction of the AC Delco property on Spruce Street