Mayor Dolan believes holding public office means getting things done for Sandy City. Tom has been a key ingredient in making Sandy what it is today. And with our help, he’s not done yet!
Now is Sandy’s time to take the lead in smart planning for future generations. Mayor Dolan has the passion, energy, and experience we need now.
Here are Mayor Dolan’s plans for the future.
Tom is focused on executing plans meticulously put in place over the last several years that will continue to make our city an exceptional place to work, play, and live. While serving as Mayor, he’s helped add 1,200 acres of new parks and 110 miles of designated trails, the most of any city in the Wasatch Front.
Mayor Dolan just completed an 1,000 seat expansion of the amphitheater, will see the opening of the new Hale Center Theatre at the Mountain America Performing Arts Centre this September, continue to work with the City Council and neighborhood coordinators to freshen and enliven Historic Sandy, continue the build out of the high-density, smart growth Cairns District with another million square feet of office, residential, and commercial construction, and continue to support Rio Tinto Stadium while energizing the areas near the stadium.
Tom is intent to work with many different neighborhoods to preserve and protect the city’s watershed and recreational areas in the canyons, add significant new acreage to build more trailheads and complete the “Mountain top to Jordan River” trail complex, and improve parking lots near trailheads. The Mayor is working with the Alta Canyon Rec Center Board of Directors, its members, and Salt Lake County to initiate the long-awaited expansion and rehabilitation of this wonderful and important recreation venue.
For Mayor Dolan, quality of life is a top priority.
Sandy City has one of the best economies of any large city in Utah. In the past four years alone, Mayor Dolan has helped to bring thousands of high-paying jobs to Sandy, with even more growth on the horizon. The city center at The Cairns brings new office space, housing, retail and more. Continuing to attract new corporations to Sandy keeps taxes down for residents and ensures our children and grandchildren have access to good jobs. Enabling the right economic development opportunities that fit Sandy’s community will continue to be a hallmark of Tom’s leadership.
Sandy City has the lowest taxes of the 14 largest cities in Utah, and Mayor Dolan will keep it that way.
Sandy is also known as the Ultimate Base Camp for the abundance of recreational activities. Little Cottonwood Canyon provides many of those adventures, and Mayor Dolan is working hard to improve transportation in the canyons, while protecting this precious resource. He is working closely with other elected officials to make significant short-and long-term transportation improvements that will allow access and use for those who love the mountains, while carefully preserving the vital natural beauty.
Mayor Dolan’s leadership along with other state leaders has just recently resulted in a commitment from UDOT to make over $400 million in transportation improvements to the three key Sandy I-15 intersections at 114th, 106th, and 90th South including additional lanes, fly-overs, and underpasses. As the Chair of the Wasatch Front Regional Council, the Mayor has ensured that the south valley traffic issues remain at the top of the regional transportation priority list, and has invested time and financial resources in extensive traffic studies that will help relieve busy thoroughfares so that transportation issues will NOT derail the economic, entertainment, residential quality of life, and the cultural development of Sandy City.
Mayor Dolan has always prioritized ensuring we all live in a safe community. He will continue to champion the support of first responders and those who protect our families. He, Chief Thacker and Chief Cline are committed to improve the relationship between our officers and the citizens they serve.
Under Mayor Dolan, Sandy has increased the capacity of our fire department bringing nearly 80 career members and 25 volunteer fire fighters, along with the 150 citizens and officers in the Police Department serving Sandy’s 90,000+ residents.
Sandy has become a place to shop, dine and have a great time. To just name a few items, Sandy City Amphitheater has a consistently great line-up all summer long. There’s Rio Tinto Stadium as the home of REAL soccer. Sandy has two college satellite campuses, the highest grossing movie theatre in the nation, and with the new Hale Center Theatre, Sandy will host a regional community theater that is one of the best in the nation.
Quarry Bend Mall is the newest shopping district and was developed with the community in mind. It has everything from apartments and townhouses, groceries, hardware, crafts, gyms and favorite restaurants.
The City is attracting festivals and events for all ages and interests. This has all been brought to life under Tom’s long-term planning and cultivation.
Sandy City has the very best people working at the City on our behalf. Investing in exceptional and hardworking people is something the Mayor deeply values. Under Tom’s direction, Sandy has secured enough water to meet a 75-year planning horizon, secured landfill needs associated with growing cities, planned for an adequate waste transfer station, and established effective systems to repair our roads and clear them of snow. Tom believes that if we prepare for the worst and use our resources wisely, our community will be healthy and thriving for the next generation. Sandy is ready for the future.
Tom believes great cities have three key attributes: involved residents, good thinking, and good planning. It’s not just any opportunity that Sandy City officials look for, it’s the right ones, and Mayor Dolan has a knack for finding the right ones. Tom believes in an inclusive visioning process and detailed planning for projecting traffic patterns, master planning for the stadium block, studying additional freeway entrances, bringing in new retail and sources of revenue, and marrying that with inventive and strategic thinking. All of that, along with some common sense the Mayor is known for, and Sandy will continue to be healthy and happy for years to come.
Mayor Dolan’s master plan will ensure our community is better for our children and grandchildren. This plan covers big infrastructure improvements and important everyday services: picking up trash consistently and on time, keeping our streets in good repair and clean, making sure snow is cleared timely, and that neighborhoods are well lit.
It’s the just over 90,000 people who call Sandy City home who should be in the driver’s seat. As Mayor, Tom Dolan wants to hear your concerns, your hopes, and what you want the city to become. For two decades, Sandy City has welcomed citizen feedback through citywide surveys. A new method implemented by Mayor Tom and the City Council is called Citizen Connect. This voluntary program allows citizens to sign up to be part of a resident pool to receive regular, short surveys through email on important issues in our community. It’s a great way to talk to the Mayor directly about how he can serve you better into the future. Or for other needs contact Tom directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.