CANDIDATE: Randy Osborne (Sandy: Sandy City Council District 1)

Utah Cultural Advocacy Alliance Grade: B- (81.25%)

  • Candidate Name: Randy Osborne
  • Your Municipality: Sandy
  • Elected office for which you are running: Sandy City Council District 1

Question 1: Should government be involved in funding the arts and humanities?

Question 2: Have you had a personal experience with arts, culture, or humanities that have had an impact on your life?

3b // Optional, explain your experience.
Our Family have season tickets and passes to most of the theaters and programs in the Salt Lake Valley. We have them for our children and grandchildren to give them experiences that will expand and broaden their lives. It has been great and a unifier of our family.

Question 3: Do you support public funding for city and county arts councils who then re-grant that money to local arts and humanities organizations?

3b // Optional, explain why or why not.
I have always voted to support such programs. The recreation, art, zoo and parks tax has been successful for over a decade. The funding to build the Eccles Theater

Question 4: Do you support Percent for Art programs, which designate 1% of public building costs for public art that are included within that building? Currently, only 8 Utah municipalities have such a program.
Depends (explain in the next question)

4b // Optional, explain why or why not.
I am not sure how Sandy require the developers to decorate the buildings under construction or those who remodel. There are requirements for both interior and exterior enhancements. I favor that.

Question 5: Do you support having a Percent-for-Art program in your own municipality?
Depends (explain in the next question)

5b // Optional, explain why or why not.
Not sure.

Question 6: Do you consider the arts and cultural sector an economic driver in Utah?

6b // Optional, explain why or why not.
We have been involved with the arts with our children and grandchildren both in preforming in school as well as involvement in the theaters.

Question 7: 32 municipalities have a RAP (recreation, arts, and parks) type tax to help support cultural organizations in their communities. Would you support a RAP type tax such as this in your own municipality? If your municipality already has such a local option sales RAP-type sales tax and you support it, answer yes.

7b // Optional, explain your experience.
supported through vote as well as been involved in supporting varies programs for decades.

Question 8: Municipalities can facilitate partnerships between cultural organizations and the local tourism sector to boost the local economy. Do you support this? Optional, explain why or why not. 

8b // Optional, explain why or why not. 
Hale Center Theater is locating in Sandy. We have the Sandy Arts Council which uses Mt. Jordan and we have the Sandy Amphitheater. We love our theaters!

Question 9: Municipal governments can create Cultural Districts - with or without tax incentives. Governments sometimes fund these via bed or tourism taxes within the Cultural District boundaries, but it can be done within municipal budgets fairly cheaply. Is this something you would support?
Depends (explain in the next question)

9b // Optional, explain why or why not. 
I would support a program if it will be a benefit to the youth and citizens of Sandy.

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