Elected city officials are asking for opinions, ideas to help form goals, budget

Sandy city councilors are asking questions, and they hope local residents have some answers.

They want to hear from citizens on such issues as water rate increases, connecting homes and businesses to fiber-optic cable, developing dog parks in the city, improving streets and highways in town, changing rules at the skate park, improving the appearance of downtown, connecting the Tickle Creek Trail to the Springwater Trail and adding youth or senior activities.

Councilors want to hear opinions on the issues that the city of Sandy faces, and they want to hear any solutions that people would offer.

They will meet during a retreat Saturday, Jan. 26, to discern the issues that need attention and prioritize them for action over the next two years.

City staff and the council will use the list of goals they will develop Jan. 26 to form a two-year budget and to find direction for the city.

To gain information from local residents, some councilors will meet with all residents who come to the library in the late afternoon next Tuesday, Jan. 22.

This is a chance for city residents to have a say about city government, said Councilor Carl Exner, without appearing at a council meeting that is recorded and broadcast to anyone with a computer.

The informal one-on-one meetings will be from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 22, at the Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd.

For more information or to offer opinions on any city subject, send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or get contact information for any other councilor from the website at — click on “contact us” and scroll to the “directory.”

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