Diane Angus, Candidate for Millcreek City District 1 - UCA Candidate Survey

 

Diane Angus

Candidate for Millcreek City District #1

DianeAngus.com

801-266-1410

Millcreek

Salt Lake County 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCA Candidate Survey

 

Should government be involved in funding the arts and humanities?

 

 Yes

 

Please explain your answer (one or two sentences is sufficient):

 

We all benefit from the knowledge and experiences we receive from art classes, dance, music, ballet or any opportunity for personal growth.

 

If your elected office could impact the amount of money spent on public K-12 arts & humanities education, what would you choose to do?

 

Increase Spending

 

If your elected office could impact the amount of money spent on after school K-12 arts & humanities education program, what would you choose to do?

 

Increase Spending

 

Do you believe that during-the-day arts and humanities education should be a part of K-12 curriculum?

 

Yes

 

If your elected office could impact the amount of money spent on cultural programs, what would you choose to do?

 

Increase Spending

 

Do you consider the arts and cultural sector an economic driver in Utah?

 

Yes

 

Do you support Utah's Percent-for-Art Act, which designates 1% of public building costs for public art? 

 

Yes

Do you support the designation of Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty as the State Work of Art? 

 

Unsure

 

If your office could impact legislation, would you support a bill that exempts cultural non-profits from property tax?

 

No

Please explain your answer to (one or two sentences is sufficient):

 

I would have to see the bill first before I could answer that question.

 

Would you support a minor increase to bed or tourism taxes to fund more cultural districts in your community?

 

No

 

Please explain your answer (one or two sentences is sufficient):

 

I would need to see the impact to that industry before I could make that decision.

 

Last year the state legislature passed a bill (HB223 Local Historic District Amendments) restricting the creation of historical districts. What are your thoughts about historic preservation? (One or two sentences is sufficient).

 

I can think of many wonderful places in Salt Lake that we still enjoy because of historic preservation. Even if it is limited to case by case applications. We should preserve buildings and areas that are unique to Utah.

 

Have you had a personal experience with arts, culture, or humanities that has had an impact on your life? Please explain (one or two sentences is sufficient).

 

I received years of art and dance classes in public school. I have used that knowledge to teach others to experience that joy when they see what they have accomplished on their own.

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