Ryan Stack // Heber City Council // Grade: C

Ryan Stack // Heber City Council // Grade: C

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

Answer: My life has been, and continues to be, enriched by the arts. I grew up studying music and playing the saxophone. Through that experience I cultivated a love for all music and jazz in particular. I earned my undergraduate degree at a small, private liberal arts college that emphasizes the humanities.

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: Neutral

Government investment in my local arts council at fiscally responsible levels.

Answer: Neutral

Cultural Districts (gov't can designate, fund, and create incentives/zoning ordinances to attract creative businesses to a district).

Answer: Strongly 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: Strongly 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: Neutral

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: Case by case analysis

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: Support

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

Answer: Neutral

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: N/A

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

Answer: Opposed

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: 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: 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: 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: 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’m on the web at Stackforcouncil.com

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