UCA Candidate Survey Response 2016: Eric Ferguson, Magna Metro Township Council

Eric Ferguson 

Candidate for Magna Metro Township Council District 5

Eric.Ferguson0895@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/EricMagnaDistric5

8015209268

Magna

Salt Lake County 

Non-partisan race

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCA Candidate Survey

 

Should government be involved in funding the arts and humanities?

 

 Yes

 

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

 

 

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?

 

 

 

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? 

 

Unsure

 

 

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?

 

 Unsure

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Yes

 

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

 

 

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 want to know who owns adjacent property and who they are talking to in the legislature.  I would also like to see more ideas of keeping historic sites preserved while still finding ways to improve old ones.

 

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).

 

yes.  my parents were hippies.  Need I say more.

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