Surprise, AZ (March 25, 2019) The city of Surprise, in partnership with ARIZONA@WORK Maricopa County, is hosting a job fair on Friday, March 29, 10 a.m. to 1p.m., at the Northwest Regional Library, 16089 N. Bullard Avenue.

Job seekers who attend the fair will have an opportunity to meet with employers whose operations are located in Surprise, or the surrounding area.

Manufacturing, healthcare, retail, banking and education industries are just a few of the career areas that will be represented.

For more information about the job fair, contact Andrew Witzel at 623.222.1630.

RideChoice program not a hit with some Surprise riders so far

March 25, 2019

By Jason Stone, INDEPENDENT NEWSMEDIA Valley Metro’s RideChoice program needs to get off the shoulder and into the fast lane if it wants to keep Surprise riders happy. That’s the message…

Surprise mayor proclaims ‘Fix a Leak Week’ as part of conservation campaign

March 25, 2019

Surprise Mayor Skip Hall, left, and Jennifer Davidson of the City of Surprise’s Water Resource Management Department commemorate Fix a Leak Week after Hall issued a city proclimation at the…Read Full Article

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Mayor Skip Hall

City of Surprise State of the City
& City Hall 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Surprise City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. State of the City Video Presentation
City Council Chambers

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. City Hall 10-Year Anniversary Celebration
1st Floor & Outside Courtyard

Hard to believe this

Surprise resident accused of making threat at City Hall – Your Valley

  1. Cached

Sep 4, 2018 – Mr. Wright is due to appear at Surprise City Court for a pre-trial … Undeniably, the City values your service on the Municipal Property Corporation Board …. said on advice of his attorney, he would decline to do so at this time.

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Mayor City of Surprise

Surprise, AZ (March 20, 2019) A 24-hour closure on Bullard Avenue, from Greenway Road to Tierra Buena Lane, will begin at 4 a.m. on March 25, 2019  and will be in place until 5 p.m., March 29, 2019, for installation of a new water and sewer line.

Beginning April 1-12, Surprise residents will now be able to schedule appointments to have acceptable household hazardous waste items picked up directly from their homes. Scheduled pick-ups will occur April 8-19.

New tourism website launches; showcases city as a place to “Find your Surprise”

Surprise, AZ (February 26, 2019)
The city has launched a new tourism website to help showcase the city of Surprise as a year-round travel destination.  

The website,, features the slogan “Find your Surprise,” and highlights the many ways to play, dine, shop and stay in Surprise! It inspires visitors to make the most of their stay by curating city attractions into one easy-to-navigate website filled with vibrant visual images. It also includes several trip itineraries and a blog with tips for tourists.

City of Surprise distracted driving law goes into effect 9/6

Surprise, AZ (September 4, 2018) Driving and using mobile devices that are not operating in a hands-free mode, is illegal within Surprise city limits effective this Thursday, September 6.

The two transportation departments have been working together since the summer of 2012 on the Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study, which includes detailed corridor planning of a possible interstate link between the Phoenix and Las Vegas metropolitan areas, along with high-level visioning for potentially extending the corridor north to Canada and south to Mexico. Congress designated the future I-11 corridor between Phoenix and Las Vegas as part of the latest surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

A.R.S. § 38-231. Officers and employees required to take loyalty oath; form; classification; definition
A. In order to ensure the statewide application of this section on a uniform basis, each board, commission, agency and independent office of this state,
and of any of its political subdivisions, and of any county, city, town, municipal corporation, school district and public educational institution, shall
completely reproduce this section so that the form of written oath or affirmation required in this section contains all of the provisions of this section for
use by all officers and employees of all boards, commissions, agencies and independent 

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Mayor Skip Hall

Do you need a Department of Revenue clearance before the Arizona Department of State will accept your dissolution?

Yes. The dissolution will not be completed without a Certificate of Compliance from the Arizona Department of Revenue. The ACC will not approve your dissolution unless all fees are paid and annual reports have been filed.

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Mayor Skip Hall

Enjoy a Spring Training game & fireworks show at Surprise Stadium Friday nightV

For your coverage consideration…

Surprise, AZ (March 20, 2019) Join the fun at Surprise Stadium this Friday night, March 22, as we light up the sky following the Spring Training game with a spectacular fireworks show presented by Jimmy John’s in Surprise.

Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy America’s favorite pastime and the last Friday night of Spring Training, as the Kansas City Royals take on the San Francisco Giants at Surprise Stadium. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with first pitch at 6:05 p.m. After the game, at approximately 9:00 p.m., catch a spectacular firework show set to an explosive soundtrack!

Tickets start at only $15, and parking is FREE!

To purchase your tickets, or for more information, please visit or contact the Surprise Stadium Box Office at 623.222.2222.

Surprise, AZ (March 20, 2019) A 24-hour closure on Bullard Avenue, from Greenway Road to Tierra Buena Lane, will begin at 4 a.m. on March 25, 2019  and will be in place until 5 p.m., March 29, 2019, for installation of a new water and sewer line.

Turn movements from northbound Bullard Avenue onto Greenway Road will be maintained during the closure; left turn movements from southbound Bullard Avenue at Tierra Buena Lane will also be maintained.

Drivers are encouraged to use Litchfield Road or Parkview Place as alternatives.

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Mayor Skip Hall

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Regularly scheduled Planning & Zoning Commission meeting.

Date: March 21, 2019 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Surprise City Hall – Council Chambers Address: 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374 Contact: 623.222.3154 Email: Lorraine Nevarez


Mayor Skip Hall

The City of Surprise archives are a mess, they should be brought up to date. How anyone can read the archives is beyond me.

The open meeting law does not specify exactly what a notice/agenda item for an executive session must say or how detailed it must be.  As a result, it is not clear whether this suffices.  At a minimum, I think it would probably be a better practice for the City to indicate what pending litigation it is talking about if possible.

Appointees serve until the next municipal election, which means they make decisions that shape the future of our city for up to two years before voters are able to weigh in.

It would be one thing if it were only a handful of Council members, but when the majority of our ‘elected’ officials are handpicked by their fellow politicians, we have a much larger problem at hand.

The Surprise appointment process cannot continue. As Surprise residents, we want a future where all Council members are democratically elected by us voters.

City Council Outside Appointments

AZ League of Cities Executive CommitteeMayor Skip Hall
Joint Planning Advisory CouncilCouncilmember Ken Remley
Luke West Valley CouncilCouncilmember Nancy Hayden
MAG Human Services CouncilCouncilmember Nancy Hayden
MAG Regional CouncilMayor Skip Hall
MAG Transportation Policy CouncilMayor Skip Hall
Surprise Regional ChamberCouncilmember Patrick Duffy
Valley Metro RPTAVice Mayor Roland F. Winters Jr.
WESTMARC Board of DirectorsCouncilmember Patrick Duffy
West Valley Mayors & ManagersMayor Skip Hall
White Tanks ConservancyCouncilmember Chris Judd



TEAM NAME MANAGER TEAM NAME MANAGER 1. Base Invaders Zack Wade 4. Buckin’ A Mannie Alverez 2. The Nature Boys Jeff Bailey 5. Balls Deep Justin Bassett 3. Eskimo Bros Travis Melnyk

FY18 Highway User Revenue Fund Report
In our opinion, the City of Surprise, Arizona complied, in all material respects, with the aforementioned requirements for the year ended June 30, 2018.

Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C. Phoenix, Arizona December 17, 2018

Continuous Improvement of Employees and Services
​We establish an environment which improves us and our services through staff involvement, education and development.

Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) §41-1279.07 requires incorporated cities and towns to prepare an Annual Expenditure Limitation Report (AELR). In addition, financial statements must be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). On the AELR, total expenditures/expenses/deductions and applicable other financing uses, special items, and extraordinary items reported in the fund financial statements, less expenditures/expenses/deductions made with constitutionally excludable revenues is compared for compliance with the expenditure limitation.