Brittanie Parry // Cedar City Council // Grade: A-

Brittanie Parry // Cedar City Council // Grade: A-

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

Answer: "I spent my childhood and teen years taking dance lessons from an amazing and dedicated teacher. Through dance, I was taught the importance of teamwork and respect for my fellow teammates. That to be successful you must all be working towards the same goal together and not just for yourself. Most important was being part of a sisterhood and learning that women get ahead by lifting each other up and not tearing each other down. 

  As a parent, I am fortune that my children go to schools that have strong art programs. Without the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Art Grant, South Elementary would not have an art teacher. Mrs. Davis has made a huge impact on my children's lives and their future ambitions."

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

Answer: Yes

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: Strongly support

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

Answer: Strongly 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: Support

Facilitating partnerships between tourism and culture.

Answer: Strongly 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: Strongly support

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

Answer: Strongly support

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

Answer: Support

Artistinresident at my city or county.

Answer: Strongly support

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: Making sure that we invest in and support the programs that add to our community.

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: Running for office in one of these cities or counties

I support the RAP tax.

Answer: Strongly support

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: Strongly support

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

Answer: Neutral

Optional: explain your answers.

Answer: On reducing regulations I would need to know why it needed to be deregulated. I must always consider the impact on the people that might live or work next to said business or studio.

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

Answer: Strongly support

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

Answer: Support

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

Answer: Strongly 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: Strongly support

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

Answer: Strongly 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: Yes

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

Answer: Yes

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

Answer: Yes

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

Answer: "I spent the last two years as the PTA President at Cedar Middle School. One of the first things I did, was to have a local artist design our new school logo and have all of the merch made by a local business. I also started doing a Halloween Carnival that included a spook ally made by the art students. This past year we started the Harry Potter Quarter, which turned our school into Hogwarts. This meant any hours of making decorations and many more putting them up. We were lucky to have creative and talented to students help with everything. 

  I understand the importance of local art and business. I would Like to bring these two things together for our community. I would like to breathe some joy back into our city."

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