August Newsletter 2015

August Re-Cap

Councilman McCandless

          Sandy City         2015      

What Have I Done For You Lately?

Run Elevated Half Marathon

August 2013: Helped instigate Sandy’s half-marathon—from Alta to Alta Canyon Sports Center.

The quality of life in any city is determined, in part, by its recreational programs. For several years, Chris worked with administration, Alta, Snowbird, Alta Canyon Sports Center, and the Sandy Parks and Recreation department to instigate Sandy’s own half marathon.

Protecting Pets and Communities

My Dog: Charlie

2010 – 2015: Protected citizens’ rights in pet ownership and helped establish “no-kill” philosophy.

Chris McCandless has diligently pursued the modification of animal control ordinances. He sought to help citizens maintain rights of pet ownership while protecting the public from those owners who disregard public safety.

“As Chairman of the Council, Chris was instrumental in moving Sandy City Animal Services to a ‘no-kill’ shelter philosophy. This progressive and humane approach to animal welfare is something all Sandy residents can be proud and excited about.”

—Mike Reberg, Director, Salt Lake County Animal Services

City Council Notes

September 1, 2015

Lots of emotion last night as residents expressed their concern to the City Council as we deliberated on the demise of the animal control services archaic gas chamber. As you might recall a couple meetings past, we implemented a “no-kill” status for our animal control department. Last night we completed the legislative transition from this archaic system and put in place the legislation needed to completely eliminate the gas chamber from being an acceptable tool to euthanize certain animals. It’s a good thing!

The other fun item was the swearing in (by our Municipal Judge) the Youth City Council and the Youth Court. Both of these groups are high school age young adults who help the city in a variety of ways while imitating their respective sworn positions.

Lots of other, not very interesting things happened during the rest of the meeting although the Council was further educated on the human resources and emergency management system in place in the event of a disaster.


August 25, 2015

Run Elevated – last Saturday Sandy City’s half marathon from Alta Ski Resort down Little Cottonwood Canyon came off famously! It was great to finish the run with my Daughter Meagan for the third year in a row. A special thanks to Jetta Valentine and her staff from Alta Canyon Recreation for all the hard work.


August 11, 2015:

This week the Council is working on reviewing the Police Department budget and touring our law enforcement facilities. Every year, the City Council tours each department in an attempt to become more informed with the intricacies’ of their operations. That way the City Council can be more informed when they request certain allowances for expenditures during the annual budgetary process. Our Police, Fire, Parks and Recreation and the other Sandy City departments are second to none!

On a side note, I am looking for campaign sign locations. As most know, I am running for office this year and will in the next several weeks formally begin the “running” process. If you are interested in a Re-elect Chris McCandless campaign yard sign, let me know and I will put it up in the pending weeks ahead

Thanks to all of my friends and supporters!