George Kellogg // Salt Lake City Council District 4 // Grade: C

George Kellogg // Salt Lake City Council District 4 // Grade: C

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

Answer: I have always been big fan of the arts. I enjoy the esthetic qualities of artwork in private and public settings.

I appreciate the different forms of art that are reflected by cultures. I believe that nations and cultures are enriched by their art forms and expressions.

While statues are more permanent, I think that there are wonderful traditions that are preserved by oral histories, storytelling, music and dance.

I have seen some wonderful art expressions across the United States, among Native American cultures and I have enjoyed dance performances from Pacific Islands, Mexico and Asian nations.

I believe that the arts are important and help preserve our ancient cultures, mankind various histories and contemporary times need the arts to give form to people's deepest thoughts.

Thank you for your time,

George.

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: Opposed

Facilitating partnerships between tourism and culture.

Answer: Strongly support

Facilitating partnerships between businesses and culture.

Answer: Support

Reducing regulations of creative businesses.

Answer: Opposed

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: Support

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

Answer: Strongly 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 believe that the arts should be supported with public funds that would not cause tax increases for the community. I think that fiscal responsibility is necessary where the arts are concerned, just like any other interest. I believe, too, in encouraging private support for the Arts across the board.

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: N/A

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

Answer: N/A

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

Answer: 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: I believe that the arts are important and that the voters should decide if THEY want to pay an RAP tax. I cannot take a position on how much of the RAP revenues would be received by arts and humanities until I see the entire issue in "live time".

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

Answer: Strong 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: Strongly 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: No

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

Answer: No

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: No

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

Answer: I am a big supporter of Fine Arts that particularly explain and preserve a culture's history.

I also enjoy the Theater and other Performing Arts such as dance recitals, music concerts and symphony.

I do support the exposure of the public to the arts by public sculptures, paintings, etc. Such things add to the culture of the town and bring in revenue that would otherwise be mission.

I believe that art is a significant source of tourist attraction, and tourism brings economic support and stability to Utah.

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