Marc Ensign // Republican // Cache County Council (A+)

Marc Ensign // Republican // Cache County Council (A+)

  • How have the arts, culture, and/or humanities impacted your life?
    • The arts are what makes life worth living. I have always been a patron and supporter, and even more...for the last 6 years I served as the Chairman of the Board for the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre in Logan Utah.
  • 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?
    • Yes
  • Fiscally responsible government investment in the arts and humanities (including humanities and arts education) means to me:
    • 10-20% of annual budgets.
  • 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?
    • Capital follows culture. We need to support the income producing assets in our community over the income consuming liabilities. To do otherwise is a death spiral.
  • I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:
    • Public buildings
    • Transportation
    • Utilities
    • Private Developments
    • All government capital projects

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