Surprise 11 is now Surprise TV; watch city news on a new channel 

S‌urprise, A‌Z (August 5, 2016)
– The official TV station for the City of Surprise is switching channels and names. Surprise 11 is now Surprise TV! To catch all the latest city news, information or to watch a City Council meeting– Surprise TV is your connection to the City of Surprise.

Technology upgrades at Cox Communications and CenturyLink have or will move the city’s cable channel position from channel 11. Surprise TV is already located on 8513 in high definition for CenturyLink customers. Cox continues their transition from an analog to digital tier, and the new location for Surprise TV has not yet been identified. Finalized details will be made available at You can also access Surprise TV programming online at


Abrazo Surprise Hospital

Abrazo Surprise Hospital (Photo: Courtesy of Abrazo Community Health)

Abrazo Community Health will begin construction of a “microhospital” in Surprise that will provide 24-hour emergency room services, as well as minor surgical and medical procedures.

The 32,500-square-foot building will be near Loop 303 and Bell Road.

The facility will feature a 13-bed emergency department, an operating room, eight inpatient rooms, laboratory, diagnostic imaging and a pharmacy. 

The hospital marks the first in Surprise, a city of more than 130,000 people. The two nearest hospitals are Banner Boswell in Sun City and Banner Del Webb in Sun City West.

Surprise, AZ (April 2, 2019) Surprise, in partnership with the city of El Mirage, will host walk-in Utility Assistance events in Surprise on April 4, 11, 18 and 25, to assist eligible households that need support paying gas and electric utility bills.

Utility Assistance Events will be held at the Surprise Resource Center, 12425 W. Bell Rd. Bldg. A Suite #124. The first come, first serve events will take place from 3 – 7 p.m., or until fund capacity is achieved; interviews do not guarantee assistance.

Southwest Gas and Arizona Public Service (APS) customers who qualify and need assistance are encouraged to attend one of the events.

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.