Posted on: November 3, 2020

Hastings sworn in as new District 5 Councilmember

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Jack Hastings was officially sworn in as the new District 5 (D5) Councilmember today at Surprise City Hall.

When the council meeting was closed on the second of November, Councilmember David Sanders was serving as a member of the council.
Councilman Sanders did not have to resign, he was terminated by state statutes in August.

How were we notified that jack hastings was be sworned in on the 3rd of Nov.?
I asked the citys website (notification of jack hastings swearing in) no answer.

St. Mary’s Food Bank

Surprise Day of Service

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Volunteer at St. Mary’s Food Bank. All CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be strictly enforced. Registration required by contacting Larry Garcia at 623.222.1522 or larry.garcia@surpriseaz.gov


Arizonans turned out in historic numbers for this election, and we owe it to them to count their votes. The results have shifted greatly hour by hour, and from last night until today. With hundreds of thousands of votes still outstanding, it’s important that we be patient before declaring any races up or down the ballot. Arizonans have cast their votes, and we need to make sure all their voices are heard fairly and accurately

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PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona tourism officials say the pandemic has led to spending from visitors to plunge by $10 billion when compared to the same time last year.

The Arizona Office of Tourism said in a news release Thursday that revenue generated by visitors between January and September is 52% less.

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Surprise, AZ (October 29, 2020)
The City of Surprise is excited to announce daily, home-delivered hot meals through a partnership with Area Agency on Aging and Banner Olive Branch.

For more information on meal delivery options in Surprise, please contact:

Area Agency on Aging: 602.264.4357

Meals on Wheels for Sun City: 623.974.9430

For those who can drive to pick-up meals, the Surprise Senior Center offers a free hot lunch program for adults age 60 and better, and adults with disabilities. To reserve a lunch, please call 623.222.1500 two days in advance to order a meal for pickup, Monday–Friday at noon.

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No long lines in the City of Surprise to Vote, great to be living in Arizona. http://surpriseaznews.com

You have rights when you go to vote at the polls.

If the Location Is About to Close

If you’re waiting in line when polls close, you have the right to stay in line as long as it takes to be able to cast your ballot.

If You Need Accommodations

Polling places should be accessible to all voters, including those with disabilities. Poll workers are required to make reasonable accommodations to allow you to vote, in accordance with ADA standards.

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Arizona, the Grand Canyon state, achieved statehood on February 14, 1912, the last of the 48 coterminous United States to be admitted to the union. Originally part of New Mexico, the land was ceded to the United States in 1848, and became a separate territory in 1863.

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The Arizona Historical Society is excited to welcome you back into our museums. The Arizona History Museum in Tucson and the Arizona Heritage Center  …….
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The era of large-scale mining in Arizona began in 1858 when Jacob Snively found gold in Gila City, east of Yuma. Gila City became the first of the region’s many boom towns.

The Copper Queen and related mines in Bisbee, AZ produced eight billion pounds of copper, 102 million ounces of silver, 2.8 million ounces of gold, 30 million pounds of lead, and 371 million pounds of zinc before closing in 1975.

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I started this Web site in March 2007 It was, and is, my intention to inform the citizens of Surprise of current events, decisions made by the Surprise City Council and the happenings within our city government. 

Agendas must contain information reasonably necessary to inform the public of the matters to be discussed or decided. A.R.S. § 38-431.09. Agendas must be available at least 24 hours before the meeting.
City Council Reports (CCR) are an important communication tool for the City Council. Typically, the Mayor or a Councilmember will ask the City Manager for information on a subject or issue. The Manager asks staff to provide a report to the entire City Council with the requested information.

We passed Ordinance 2013-09 on the 12th day of Nov. 2013 and I believe it is still law.  It requires all candidates elections to be held in November, was it wrong holding our election in August ? Because if we had followed our city and state laws Mr. Hastings would have been placed in office.

I recently asked the city officials in Surprise the questions below, they woun’t reply

We elected our council members in August, was this in violation of city ordinance # 2013 – 09 ? am I reading this right when it appears that we should have the elections in November.

On November 7, 2017 registered voters in Surprise approved the three *General Obligation (GO) Bond questions in the areas of Public Safety, Traffic Congestion Mitigation and Pavement Preservation. The three questions represent 10 Capital Improvement Projects for a total bond amount of $59.5 Million. (View Election Results)

This website will be updated regularly through 2022, when all projects are expected to be complete. Please check back often for status updates, photos on project progress, financial reports and other important information.

Get trained as a tax preparation volunteer & provide free tax help

Volunteers are needed to provide free tax return preparation for low-to-moderate income individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Read on…

Tucson fighting at Supreme Court for odd-year elections

Attorneys for Tucson are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to void a 2018 law that seeks to force the city to scrap its odd-year elections

Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19 You Need to Know About

From nose to toes, doctors continue to discover uncommon signs of coronavirus infection

by Rachel Nania

I asked the city
How can I get a copy of ordinance 2020-31 on the website ? That was voted on their Oct. 6 meeting. The reply I received was, you can find that information on the website. Regular city council meeting (04/21/2020) item # 6 Please see below
https://www.surpriseaz.gov/3734/City-Meeting-Agendas

I am no lawyer but Ordinance 2020-31 that the council is voting on in the next  council meeting confuses the whole issue. What is in the book now is understandable.


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JASON STONE/INDEPENDENT NEWSMEDIA….Surprise City Hall will serve as an official Maricopa County Voting Center for the Nov. 3 general election.Posted Friday, October 16, 2020 12:00 amBy Independent Newsmedia

Here are the sites and times for voting and ballot dropoffs in Surprise through Election Day: Buy the article to get the time to drop off your ballot.

Locations

  • Surprise City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
  • Happy Trails Resort Community Center, 17200 W. Bell Road
  • Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, 15820 W. Clearview Blvd.
  • Surprise Stadium, 15930 N. Bullard Ave.

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Pavement preservation work around Surprise City Hall begins Oct. 17

Seal coating will take place on Paradise Lane, Terra Buena Lane, Civic Center Drive and Statler Boulevard for two consecutive weekends. Read more…

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OPEN MEETING LAW 101
Arizona’s Open Meeting Law in a Nutshell

Agendas must contain information reasonably necessary to inform the public of the

matters to be discussed or decided. A.R.S. § 38-431.09.

The council made a permanent change at the last meeting on the advice of the city attorney which appears to have been given outside of the council chambers.

Surprise, AZ (October 6, 2020) Mayor Skip Hall officially proclaimed October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” at tonight’s Regular City Council Meeting and City Hall is lite purple to raise awareness.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month connects advocates across the nation who are working to end violence against women and their children, mourn those who have died because of domestic violence and to celebrate those who have survived.

Purple is the nationally-recognized color signifying domestic violence awareness.

Surprise, A‌Z (October 9, 2020) The City of Surprise is excited to announce the 5th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration and Service. The event willbe held virtually in January 2021 and in preparation for the celebration, the city is seeking sponsors, performers, art contest submissions and community service volunteers.

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Arizona Leads West In Income Growth
Arizona’s median household income rose by 15.2% over the latest three-year recording period, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. And, the state’s total personal income last year rose by 5%, the fifth strongest growth in the nation, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. http://surpriseaznews.com

The Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Vital Records no longer provides same day walk in customer service for certificate issuance. You may apply for a certified copy of a birth or death certificate by mail. If you would like same day walk in customer service please visit your local county health department Office of Vital Records.