Money Magazine Honors Sandy As One of the Country’s Best
We’ve been working for years to create a safe city with low taxes, high quality of life, unmatched resident services and a community feel—and now Sandy is being recognized nationally for our results.
I’ve often said we have a “Secret Sauce” in Sandy that makes us special and has earned us the reputation as one of the best-run cities in the State. That was not always the case. Early on, we had constant political turnover that prevented us from even creating long-term growth plans, much less effectively implementing them. When I was elected, I was determined to work together to build a city that residents could be proud to call home. It is rewarding to see our vision being fulfilled.
Sandy City was honored as one of the top 100 cities in the United States based on our healthy economy, affordable homes and high quality of life. Cities receiving this recognition all had a low crime rate, ethnic diversity and a high median income. Sandy was additionally praised for our job growth opportunities and high graduation rate.
This success does not just happen, it requires planning, patience, persistence and people…the right people who know how to put all of the pieces together correctly.
1. Building a strong economic development engine
5200 corporate, high-paying jobs created and a 20 million square foot city center, The Cairns, that will generate necessary sales tax revenue.
2. Maintaining a high quality of life
90% of residents say Sandy is a “good place to live”
3. Providing a safe city
Among lowest violent crime rate for cities our size
4. Delivering excellent resident services
Lowest property taxes in SL County for city services WHILE achieving high resident approval marks on service delivery
5. Encouraging citizen feedback and engagement
Award-winning communications programs including newsletter, social media, redesigned website, new video features and enhanced citizen survey program