Barry Bryson // North Salt Lake City Council // Grade: C-

Barry Bryson // North Salt Lake City Council // Grade: C-

How have the arts, culture, and/or humanities impacted your life?

Answer: The arts are a MAJOR part of my life. Music in particular is a passion of mine (more an appreciator than a contributor). My 'LIFE" outside work (and often during in the case of music) is often filled with; listening to music, watching; Film, movies and well done TV/streaming content. I have a disabled son (sight and mobility impaired) who is VERY artistic and has gotten me re-interested in many arts and culture thatI enjoyed in my youth. He is now 26. We often go to the movies or view content together and are both VERY picky about what we spend our precious time together viewing.

Would you like to be considered for endorsement by Utah Cultural Alliance?

Answer: N/A

Utah's humanities and arts employ 112,000 Utahns, provide $4 billion in earnings, and $16 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?

Answer: Yes

Government investment in arts and humanities organizations at fiscally responsible levels.

Answer: Support

Government investment in my local arts council at fiscally responsible levels.

Answer: Support

Cultural Districts (gov't can designate, fund, and create incentives/zoning ordinances to attract creative businesses to a district).

Answer: Support

Low rent housing and studio space for artists.

Answer: Neutral

Facilitating partnerships between tourism and culture.

Answer: Support

Facilitating partnerships between businesses and culture.

Answer: Strongly support

Reducing regulations of creative businesses.

Answer: Neutral

Capital investment (in museums, performance/concert halls, studios, galleries, nonprofit office space, etc.).

Answer: Support

Increased investment in public art projects to encourage murals, sculptures, utility wraps, and more.

Answer: Neutral

Reduced fees (land/building use, garbage, utilities, etc) for festivals and special events.

Answer: Support

Artistinresident at my city or county.

Answer: Neutral

Fiscally responsible government investment in the arts and humanities means to me (could be the right $ amount for the local arts council and/or its grants, etc.).

Answer: I'm not sure I understand this question. Fiscally responsible to me would mean that arts activities at least cover their costs that they impose to the city just like ANY other event or activity. I.E. I don't really endorse tax increases just so we can have culture. I think that the culture needs to pay it's way. However I am open to ideas that can be fostered by the city that are low to no cost to attract revenue attracting activities to the city. NSL is a bit odd since we don't have much culture and could actually use some more. One of my campaign points is to create a vibrant downtown which has never existed here. One of those elements would be culture; live music, shows and plays, movies etc.

7 counties and 33 cities have passed a RAP (recreation, arts, parks) tax. They are:

Counties: Cache (RAPZ); Duchesne (RAP); Salt Lake (ZAP); Summit (RAP); Uintah (RAP); Washington (RAP); Weber (RAMP)

Cities (all are RAPs unless otherwise designated): American Fork, Aurora, Blanding, Bountiful, Brian Head, Cedar City, Cedar Hills, Centerfield, Centerville, Clearfield, Fairview, Farmington, Green River, Gunnison, Helper, Layton, Lindon, Mayfield, Monticello, North Salt Lake, Orem (CARE), Payson, Price, Provo, Redmond, Richfield, Roosevelt, Salina, Syracuse, Spanish Fork, Tooele City (PAR), West Bountiful, Woods Cross.

I am: My city or county has not yet passed a RAP tax

I support the RAP tax.

Answer: Neutral

I make sure that the arts and humanities receive at least a 1/3 of RAP revenues.

Answer: Neutral

I will support putting a RAP tax on the ballot to be decided by voters.

Answer: Neutral

I will make sure that the arts and humanities receive at least a 1/3 of RAP revenues.

Answer: Strongly support

Optional: explain your answers.

Answer: I think I already did but I think NSL actually needs so culture before it can be funded.

Percent for public art programs, which optionally designate 1-2% of government capital costs for public art.

Answer: Neutral

I support increasing my percent for art ordinance by .25-.5% to cover maintenance (vandalism, weather, etc.).

Answer: Opposed

(if applicable) My municipality's redevelopment authority should have a public art ordinance.

Answer: Support

Incentives (such as tax breaks) to encourage private developers add public art to projects.

Answer: Strongly support

Design standards.

Answer: Support

Friendly ordinances that encourage public and private mural creation.

Answer: Neutral

Increased investment in public art projects to encourage murals, sculptures, utility wraps, and more.

Answer: Support

I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:-Public buildings.

Answer: Yes

I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:-Transportation.

Answer: Yes

I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:-Utilities.

Answer: No

I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:-Private developments.

Answer: No

I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:-All government capital projects.

Answer: No

Anything else you'd like us to know about you?

Answer: N/A

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  • Drew Chamberlain
    commented 2019-10-16 18:21:10 -0600
    Thank you. Subsidizing artists is not the proper role of government.