Congresswoman Debbie Lesko ,

As we kick off this new Congress, I want to know what issues will be most important to you in the year ahead. Please take a few moments to complete the survey below to let me know what issues matter to you.

If you have any other questions or comments, you can always call my office at 202-225-4576 or send me an email.

Arizona Capitol Times
Morning Edition
TOP NEWS – December 21Brnovich: County’s political contributions ban violates 1st AmendmentLocal governments cannot stop their employees… from donating to candidates for local offices……………………………… Attorney General Mark Brnovich concluded.
Maricopa County challenges Senate subpoenas for voting equipment……Maricopa County supervisors decided to challenge the Senate subpoenas for election materials, describing them as “out of bounds” and potentially unconstitutional.

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Surprise, AZ (December 28, 2020) Fore! Come join us on Saturday, January 16, 2021 for the Itty Bitty Open, a great way for parents to introduce their children to the game of golf.

This FREE event has four clinic times starting at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Mark Coronado Park, 15850 North Bullard Ave., Surprise. Juniors and their parents will learn the basic skills of golf taught by qualified PGA and LPGA professionals. After the clinics, the kids will then participate in fun-filled, non-competitive golf games and tournaments.

Due to COVID-19 City Hall is closedLearn more…ABOUT SURPRISE





Surprise, A‌Z (December 17, 2020) The Surprise City Council voted December 15 to fund more than $8 million in park-related projects that advance the goals of the city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

Surprise, AZ (December 15, 2020) Daytime work to install flashing yellow arrows and upgrade the vehicle detection equipment on the traffic signals at the Bell and Citrus roads intersection is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, December 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The traffic signals in the intersection will be disabled during the majority of the work. Surprise Police will be on scene to control traffic however drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Surprise COVID cases keep rising sharply

By Independent NewsmediaPosted 12/11/20

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Surprise COVID-19 cases at 4,832 on Dec. 11.

Regular City Council Work Session & Meeting

Agendas for the December 15, 2020 Regular City Council Work Session and Regular City Council Meeting have been posted at:

Questions concerning the City of Surprise Council Agenda? Contact the City Clerk’s office at: 623.222.1200 or via email:

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Daytime signal upgrade at Litchfield & Statler scheduled Dec. 8

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during the traffic signal work

Surprise, AZ (December 2, 2020) Construction of the voter-approved Greenway Road improvement project will begin Thursday, December 3.

The project will finish the south half of Greenway Road from 800 feet west of Loop 303 to 1600 feet east of Loop 303 (approximately Cotton Lane to Sarival Avenue), adding two travel lanes and eliminating areas of the roadway that have multiple lanes merging into one lane.

In addition to more travel lanes, the project includes turn lanes, drainage infrastructure, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, street lighting and landscaping.

Surprise, AZ (December 1, 2020) Residents and businesses in Surprise can now rent roll off containers directly from the city’s Solid Waste department.

Roll off containers are ideal for larger amounts of non-hazardous refuse (not regular household trash) and can be used for construction, industrial and home improvement projects such as home remodels or landscape renovations.

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Just a line to say I’m living , that I’m not among the dead. Though I’m getting more forgetful and mixed up in the head. When it’s dark outside I don’t know if I’m retiring or just getting out of bed.

city of surprise executive sessions

I don’t believe the City of Surprise is following the law when an executive session is to be held , they must state the specific provision of law authorizing the executive session. A general citation to A.R.S # 38-431.03 or subsection (A) of that section is insufficent. The public body must cite the paragraph applicable to the matters to be discussed.
I also disagree with some of their Consent Agenda items.

The city was in violation of the open meeting in 1960.

A freq uent recurrence to fundamental principles is essential to the security of individual rights and the perpetuity of free government.

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We approved the “HOME RULE” proposition, giving us control over the city’s spending versus the state. Without Home Rule , the city’s budget would be determined by a state-imposed formula.

In Arizona some city’s elect their council members at large, others including Surprise elect council members by district. Douglas elects by wards, Districts verus Wards These are both terms for part of a city or town. A ward is always a legally defined political subdivision. A district may be legally defined, but this word can also be used in an informal sense to describe any area.

CITY OF SURPRISE Boards and Commissions Nominations Committee members Chair Roland F. Winters, Jr., Committee Member, Ken Remley and Committee Member, Nancy Hayden.

The mayor shall either designate three council members to serve as the nominations, or designate one councilmember to serve as the chair of the nominations committee, with the chair selecting two additional councilmember to serve on the nominations committee. The mayor may make this designation for each opening, or the mayor may elect to appoint a nominations or chair on an ongoing basis, during which all openings would be addressed until such time as the mayor elects to make a new designation.

A.R.S. §38-431.03 The motion to go into Executive Session must cite the purpose of the Executive Session and must be adopted at an open meeting.

surprise city stadium

Surprise Stadium is a baseball venue located at the Surprise Recreation Campus athletic facility in SurpriseArizona, United States. The stadium opened in 2002 and seats 10,714 people. It is the spring training facility for the Kansas City Royals and the Texas