UCA Candidate Survey Response 2016: Trish Hull, Magna Metro Township Council District #4

Trish Hull

Candidate for Magna Metro Township Council District #4

Trishull56@gmail.com

801-580-9971

Magna

Salt Lake County

Democratic

UCA Candidate Survey

 

Should government be involved in funding the arts and humanities?

 

 Yes

 

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

 

Arts and humanities are an integral part of our quality of life. Accessibility to art, dance and music should be available to all regardless of income or location

 

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?

 

Keep Spending the Same

 

 

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?

 

 Yes

 

 

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

 

Non profits provide a service that supports all and should be given the same advantage as churches. However, we should make sure they follow a strict standard of non profit and are not abusing the privilege

 

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):

 

Tourism is important and unless the taxes start to decrease revenue we should encourage more art opportunities for tourists

 

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).

 

Truly beautiful and meaningful historic buildings and areas should be preserved. However just because a building is old doesn't mean it needs protection. Care should be given to ensure property rights and needless waste of tax dollars are observed

 

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 took ballet as a child from a principal dancer of the San Francisco ballet. Even though I did not pursue it, the love of music and movement has stayed with me. All of my children learned to play an instrument and my daughters danced. My granddaughters now dance and compose music and play various instruments. I believe all of our lives are enriched through art

 

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