Adam Tripp // Democrat // Cache County Council (C-)
How have the arts, culture, and/or humanities impacted your life?
- The arts have greatly impacted my life. From my childhood with my mother’s best friend showing me how to admire art from many cultures, to my teenage years in drama and ballroom dance. Later in life i got to experience even more culture and art while living in Minneapolis, and Chicago, and traveling to many states, countries, and places. I thoroughly enjoy my art collection from professors to students that i have helped purchase properties and homes, and try to get out and enjoy as much as a i can with my Husband and our newborn baby boy.
Utah's humanities and arts employ 123,000 Utahns, provide $4.4 billion in earnings, and $13.2 billion in sales. This is a larger economic impact than agriculture, mining, and real estate. Do you consider the arts and cultural sector an economic driver in Utah?
Fiscally responsible government investment in the arts and humanities (including humanities and arts education) means to me:
- That as a county council member i shall support as much as possible for more allocation of funds towards county art programs and opportunities both private and public.
Items of Legislation I support:
- I support the RAP tax
- I will ensure existing fund balances are preserved for recreation, cultural organizations, and parks
- Percent for public art programs, which optionally designate 1% of government capital costs for public art
- Friendly ordinances that encourage public and private mural creation
- Increased investment in public art projects to encourage murals, sculptures, utility wraps, and more
I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:
- Public buildings
- All government capital projects
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