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I asked the city’s website how much was spent on travel and training. Below is the answer I received, are we this far behind.

Council Exp Report 3rd Quarter FY 2014 May 28, 2014
https://www.surpriseaz.gov/documentcenter/view/23137
CITY OF SURPRISE COUNCIL MEMBERS’ TRAVEL & TRAINING ACCOUNTS EXPENDITURE REPORT1,2,3 FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF FISCAL YEAR 2014 January 1, 2014 – March 31, 2014 TRAVEL & TRAINING: BUDGET $46,000.00 SPENT $2,618.99 PRIOR PERIODS $9,664.84 REMAINING $33,716.17 Sharon Wolcott Roland Winters Jr
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The City of Surprise delivers exemplary and innovative public service with integrity and professionalism; in a fiscally responsible manner; creating a safe and attractive community where residents and businesses can thrive.

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Traffic control changes on Waddell Rd, Loop 303 to Reems Rd, begin June 24

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Motorists traveling Waddell Road, Reems Road to Loop 303, can expect traffic control changes, including the activation of the signal at the Waddell Road and Sarival Avenue intersection, beginning Wednesday, June 24.

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Mayors who join Civic Cities commit to increase voter registration and participation in their cities for the November election by taking several steps including mobilizing local leaders in voter engagement efforts to safely register and get out the vote.

Coronavirus in Arizona on June 22: Confirmed cases top 50,000 as of Sunday

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COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Doctors on the COVID-19 front lines talk about the ‘beast’“We worry about the strain to come”: For those on the health care front lines in Arizona, rising COVID-19 numbers means mo

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In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, face coverings are required within the City of Surprise with limited exceptions effective June 20. City Hall will also reclose to the public effective 5 p.m. today. Details: https://bit.ly/3fGx3EG#MaskUpAz#SurpriseAZ

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9-304. Compensation of alderman or councilman; failure to comply; classification

A. No mayor, alderman or councilman of any city or town shall, during the term for which he has been elected, knowingly accept, take or receive for his own use from the city or town, any money or other thing of value other than that which is provided to be paid him for his services as such.

B. A person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a petty offense, and his office shall be forfeited.

C. The fine as provided in subsection B shall be deposited in the school fund of the county in which the city or town is located.

I asked the city if the council members had a limit on their spending for travel & training. Received the answer below.

The City Council has $45,000 set aside for travel and training amongst all 7 Councilmembers. Typically, we break it down by district representative and the Mayor has slightly more but at the end of the day, and for budgetary purposes – there is $45,000. As an fyi, this has not increased in at least 6 years and there has never come a time when the Council has used all of it. Mayor Wolcott had travelled substantially more than any other Councilmember so when she was Mayor, more of it was utilized during her duration than current years.

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Should district 5 election be classified as a special election ?

Reply from the city, no it is scheduled to complete the remainder of a 4 year term since Mayor Hall was appointed after Wolcott resigned.  David Sanders was selected y Council to fill the vacancy.

I believe that because they had to have an off year election for this district, it was a special election.

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Staying safe from COVID-19 in social settings 

As Arizona posted another daily case record, the Democratic mayors of Tucson and Phoenix respectively ordered and prepared to vote on mandatory face coverings after Republican Governor Doug Ducey bowed to pressure and let cities set mask rules.

Should I still wear a mask? Is it safe to attend social gatherings or am I still at risk of catching COVID-19? These are just some of the questions you may be asking yourself as restrictions begin to ease.

Learn how to stay safe when leaving your home or if you decide to take part in social gatherings.  

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By Jason Stone
Twitter: @thestonecave

Surprise Mayor Skip Hall and Councilman David Sanders have both tested positive for COVID-19 and will self-quarantine for the next 10 days.

The mayor made the stunning announcement the he had contracted the virus by telephone during the June 16 City Council meeting, which he attended via phone from home.

“I tested positive for COVID, so I will be out of pocket for the next 10 days,” Mr. Hall said at the beginning of the meeting.

Mr. Sanders, meanwhile, also attended the meeting telephonically and confirmed afterward that he had also tested positive.

Surprise, AZ (June 17, 2020) Beginning Tuesday, July 7, the city of Surprise will resume drop-off recycling by allowing residents to bring acceptable materials to the city’s Public Works North Yard, 17274 N Litchfield Road.
Surprise residents can drop-off acceptable recycling materials on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. Proof of residency will be required.

Surprise City Manager Michael Frazier made the announcement during the last night’s Regular City Council Meeting.

Surprise residents can drop-off acceptable recycling materials on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. Proof of residency will be required.



Who do you wash your hands for?Although restrictions are easing, there has been a rise in COVID-19 cases in Arizona, as well as in other states. One of the most important things you can do to reduce the spread of coronavirus is to frequently wash your hands. Please make handwashing a habit not only to protect yourself and your loved ones, but others in your community who may be at higher risk.

Staying safe from COVID-19 in social settings 

Should I still wear a mask? Is it safe to attend social gatherings or am I still at risk of catching COVID-19? These are just some of the questions you may be asking yourself as restrictions begin to ease.

Learn how to stay safe when leaving your home or if you decide to take part in social gatherings.  

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Surprise, AZ (June 17, 2020) Vice Mayor Chris Judd, on behalf of Mayor Skip Hall, proclaimed June 14-20 as Monsoon Awareness Week in Surprise during last night’s Regular City Council Meeting and encouraged residents to be prepared for severe weather during the unpredictable season.

Monsoon, June 15-September 30, is a season characterized by increased thunderstorm and lightning activity, high winds, dust storms and flooding. 

While the severity of weather can vary from season to season, the city recommends that all residents to have a Monsoon safety plan and be ready for all possible occurrences.