Marsha Vawdrey // Draper City Council // Grade: C+

Marsha Vawdrey // Draper City Council // Grade: C+

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

Answer: My mother was a talented oil paint artist. We have many of her paintings hanging in our home reminding us of her. Through the years, Artistic performances have been an important focal point in our entertainment calendar.

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: 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: Neutral

Low rent housing and studio space for artists.

Answer: Neutral

Facilitating partnerships between tourism and culture.

Answer: Support

Facilitating partnerships between businesses and culture.

Answer: Support

Reducing regulations of creative businesses.

Answer: Neutral

Capital investment (in museums, performance/concert halls, studios, galleries, nonprofit office space, etc.).

Answer: 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: Support

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 appreciate the funding from our city for the Arts Council, historic museum, and community celebrations such as Draper Days. I am very much in favor of the support we provide and that this support continue.

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: Running for office in one of these cities or counties

I support the RAP tax.

Answer: Strongly support

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

Answer: Strongly support

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

Answer: Strongly support

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

Answer: Strongly support

Optional: explain your answers.

Answer: I believe that the success of a civilization depends on the Arts. I think it is governments role to help and support. But I also believe that the private sector's support is vital. Government cannot be responsible for all of the funding.

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

Answer: Support

I support increasing my percent for art ordinance by .25-.5% to cover maintenance (vandalism, weather, etc.).

Answer: Opposed

(if applicable) My municipality's redevelopment authority should have a public art ordinance.

Answer: Support

Incentives (such as tax breaks) to encourage private developers add public art to projects.

Answer: Support

Design standards.

Answer: Strongly support

Friendly ordinances that encourage public and private mural creation.

Answer: Support

Increased investment in public art projects to encourage murals, sculptures, utility wraps, and more.

Answer: Neutral

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

Answer: No

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: No

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: We have a park in Draper which I was instrumental in helping to develop. The city has welcomed many statues and sculptures of Draper pioneers to this beautiful park. Draper Elementary School has a fabulous art collection. My own mother contributed money to that collection as a school girl. These are some of the art treasures in our City. I believe that government should partner with the private sector to bring to and keep beautiful art in all forms in the community. But I believe it should always be a partnership and not required by government.

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