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Mayor City of Surprise

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, ExploreSurprise.com, 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

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

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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

AppointmentMember
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

CITY OF SURPRISE

CITY OF SURPRISE COMMUNITY & RECREATION SERVICES MEN’S SOFTBALL WINTER 2019

DIVISION: “MIXED” DAY: THURSDAY LOCATION: SURPRISE FARMS PARK – 17894 W. West Park Blvd.
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.


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Stadium Funds
WE SHOULD THANK THE MAYOR, FORMER COUNCIL MEMBERS AND FORMER CITY MANAGER BECAUSE THEY WERE THE TRUE PIONEERS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPRING TRAINING IN THE WEST VALLEY.
THE CITY OF SURPRISE WITH THE HELP OF THE SENIOR CITIZENS OF SUN CITY AND SUN CITY WEST WAS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR IN THE VOTE TO EXTEND THE stadium.

MAYOR SKIP HALL

CITY OF SURPRISE

Employers
A list of significant employers located within the City is set forth in the following table.
Approximate Number of Employer Business/Service Employees Dysart Unified School District No. 89 Education 1,680 City of Surprise Government 1,060 Wal-Mart Retail Sales 720 Fry’s Food Store Grocery Sales 520 Maricopa County Government 210 Home Depot Retail Sales 210 Kohl’s Department Store Retail Sales 190 Safeway Food Store Grocery Sales 170 Sun City Grand Community Assoc. Inc. Real Esate 160 Surprise Charter Schools Education 160

Source: Maricopa Association of Governments, as of June 30, 2017.