Candidate: Leo Lines (Provo City: City Council District 2)

Utah Cultural Advocacy Alliance Grade: F (25%)

  • Candidate Name: Leo Lines
  • Your Municipality: Provo City
  • Elected office for which you are running: City Council District 2

Question 1: Should government be involved in funding the arts and humanities?
Depends

Question 2: Have you had a personal experience with arts, culture, or humanities that have had an impact on your life?
Yes

3b // Optional, explain your experience.
Saturdays warrior had a real impact on my life.

Question 3: Do you support public funding for city and county arts councils who then re-grant that money to local arts and humanities organizations?
Depends (explain in the next question)

3b // Optional, explain why or why not.
I have learned that the best money spent is one time money. The ongoing support should be from the public

Question 4: Do you support Percent for Art programs, which designate 1% of public building costs for public art that are included within that building? Currently, only 8 Utah municipalities have such a program.
No

4b // Optional, explain why or why not.
I need more information about the 1%

Question 5: Do you support having a Percent-for-Art program in your own municipality?
No

5b // Optional, explain why or why not.
Need more Information

Question 6: Do you consider the arts and cultural sector an economic driver in Utah?
No

6b // Optional, explain why or why not.
I do not know what economic impact it would have

Question 7: 32 municipalities have a RAP (recreation, arts, and parks) type tax to help support cultural organizations in their communities. Would you support a RAP type tax such as this in your own municipality? If your municipality already has such a local option sales RAP-type sales tax and you support it, answer yes.
Depends (explain in the next question)

7b // Optional, explain your experience.
I do not like how you have to vote to support all three they need to be voted on separately.

Question 8: Municipalities can facilitate partnerships between cultural organizations and the local tourism sector to boost the local economy. Do you support this? Optional, explain why or why not. 
Depends (explain in the next question)

8b // Optional, explain why or why not. 
As long as tax dollars are not spent ongoing.

Question 9: Municipal governments can create Cultural Districts - with or without tax incentives. Governments sometimes fund these via bed or tourism taxes within the Cultural District boundaries, but it can be done within municipal budgets fairly cheaply. Is this something you would support?
No

9b // Optional, explain why or why not. 
Ongoing again

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