Fred Cox // Republican // Salt Lake County Council (C)
How have the arts, culture, and/or humanities impacted your life?
- I was in band in grade school and choirs in junior high and high school. We attended the opera for 20 years. I became an architect.
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:
- Zap and other such taxes help introduce others to the arts.
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
- My county's redevelopment authority should have a public art ordinance
- Friendly ordinances that encourage public and private mural creation
- Increased investment in public art projects to encourage murals, sculptures, utility wraps, and more
Would you elaborate on your answers above?
- The money should go to many areas and be fair in the dispersion.
I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:
- Public buildings
Anything else we should know about you?
- Where possible taxes should be reduced or at least used wisely. The county voters have voted to support zap taxes which should be used wisely and fairly.
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