Marilyn Mecham // Democrat // Cache County Council (B-)

Marilyn Mecham // Democrat // Cache County Council (B-)

  • How have the arts, culture, and/or humanities impacted your life?
    • Life would not be worth living without music, art and literature especially while we are social distancing at our homes?
  • 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:
    • I want to support youth dance and music and theater groups to keep the arts strong.
  • 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?
    • We already have one but I strongly support RAP tax going to theater, music and art programs, especially for youth.
  • I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:
    • Public buildings
    • Transportation
    • Private Developments
  • Anything else we should know about you?
    • As a 5-year-old, I was in my first play. I have benefited from band and music programs. I support these programs for my grandkids. My family members have been in Smithfield Health days programs. These things need to continue for future generations.

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