City of Surprise

Millions of Americans could face surprise medical bills next year

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A flood of surprise hospital bills could start arriving in U.S. mailboxes as early as January unless two giant for-profit health care companies resolve a dispute over whether thousands of doctors remain in patients’ insurance networks.
Southpaw is a slang meaning for a left-handed person, actually a left-handed baseball pitcher. It originates from the practice in baseball of arranging the diamond with the batter facing east to avoid the afternoon sun.

Councilwoman NANCY HAYDEN

I don’t remember that we were told that this was the amount stolen. Sanchez is required to pay back the $836,000 a city audit determined she stole from the city.

City of Surprise Residents, Businesses, Volunteers, Youth, Seniors, Visitors, Parents, Families, Employers, Entrepreneurs, Persons with Disabilities, Pioneers, Artists, Commissioners, Teachers, …. EVERYONE This is crazy Because the above is on top of the city of surprise’s organization chart they are the boss.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Aisha Alexander, PIO 623-222-1432 For Immediate Release City proposes utility rate adjustment for solid waste services; no increase for water, wastewater rates Surprise, AZ (November 7, 2018) Surprise City Council was presented with the proposed Utility Rate Study during last night’s Regular City Council Work Session that, if approved, would […]

Tech The Halls Dec 6, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM The AZ TechCelerator’s 3rd Annual “Tech the Halls” Holiday Open House, showcasing the groundbreaking tech evolving at the business incubator. Doors will open to the public from 5–7 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the AZ TechCelerator campus. More news @

Monthly Archives: June 2017 Passports & Visas

When is The Passport Station which is located in Florida going to refund our money?
The Passtport Station 2332 Galiano St., Suite 137 Coral Gables, Fl 33134 Jeffrey Moreira
I hope that Jeffrey Moreira returns my $1,060, which I payed for visas that I did not receive.
American passengers on the MS Magellan cruise ship paid The Pastport Station for visa’s which they did not receive. I paid The Pastport Station $1060.00 for visa’s I did not receive. I believe The Passport Station was recommended to our travel agent by Cruise & Maritime voyages, By Doris Mellman.

Bob Vukanovich

Bob Vukanovich
When it comes to predicting the winner of a horse race, few can do it as well as Surprise’s own “Arizona Bob.” Arizona Bob, also known as District 5 City Councilman Bob Vukanovich, has been handicapping race horses, rubbing elbows with owners, trainers and jockeys for more than 50 years. There are few people across the western United States that have as much time in the Winner’s Circle as Arizona Bob. “Horse racing is known as the ‘Sport of Kings,’ and I’ve always felt like a king,” Vukanovich said with a wide grin and a twinkle in his eye. “Of course, horse racing is about money for most people, but for me, it’s about the atmosphere around a race track. There is nothing like it.” Vukanovich, who lives in Kingswood Parke, was born in Los Angeles and moved to Phoenix when he was 1-week-old. He recently returned from the summer racing season at Del Mar Racetrack outside San Diego. Now in his 80s, he’s been handicapping thoroughbreds since the late 1940s. “It all began with a couple of classes I took after the war at Golden Gate Field, north of Oakland.” At some of the nation’s most prestigious race tracks, like Santa Anita and Hollywood Park, Vukanovich has cleaned stalls, groomed horses and made friendships with top jockeys, trainers and owners. He’s even owned racehorses. His close, personal friends read like a list of Who’s Who in the American horse racing industry … Willy Shoemaker, Bill Hartack, Eddie Arcaro, Pat Day, Laffit Pincay and Johnny Longden. All are inductees in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. Vukanovich, a long-time friend of the Longden family, gave the euology for Longden’s oldest son Vance, a leading trainer who died earlier this year. The elder Longden, who died one month earlier, was the first rider to win 6,000 races and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1958. He retired as the world’s winningest rider. “People began calling me “Arizona Bob” more than 30 years ago,” Vukanovich said. “They had a hard time remembering my name. I took the nickname so people could remember me. And it’s worked.” Tracks across California, and Turf Paradise in Phoenix, still roll out the red carpet when Arizona Bob arrives for a race. A private viewing box, complimentary refreshments and usually an invitation to the Winner’s Circle are the normal courtesies extended to Vukanovich. “It is the ‘Sport of Kings,’ and they treat me like a king.” So after playing the horses for more than 50 years, has Arizona Bob made any money? “You know, I’ve made thousands and lost thousands. I’m probably about even. But as I said, for me it’s not about money, it’s about the atmosphere.” Archives: February 2016

Mayor Skip Hall city of surprise

Register for Winter 2019 City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues
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City of Surprise Community and Recreation Services will be accepting registrations for winter adult sports leagues Dec. 3 – 19.

Winter leagues include: Coed and Men’s Softball; Coed Kickball; 4 on 4 Flag Football; Coed Indoor Volleyball; and Coed and Men’s Soccer leagues.

Registration is for teams only. Returning Fall 2018 teams can register beginning December 3. New teams / non-returning teams can register beginning December 6.

Registration forms are available online at or in person at the Community & Recreation Services office, 15960 N. Bullard Ave. Surprise, AZ 85374.

For more information, please see the league descriptions below or contact Ian Wallace at 623.222.2271 or

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Nov 15, 2018 – Ottawa University in Surprise is growing like mad. … Residence hall breaks ground at Ottawa University in Surprise. … Ottawa University, a private Christian university that opened its Surprise campus last year, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for its $19.9 million residence ..

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Nov 14, 2018 – Ottawa University celebrated the groundbreaking of its residence hall in Surprise.
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Mar 24, 2018 – Ottawa University will pay Surprise $100000 annually for 14 acres, with the option to lease another 23 acres. … Want more news like this?

In the Past

Gov. Janet Napolitano signed into law a measure that fines cities that put taxes in developers’ pockets in exchange for their business. She deserves commendation.

Napolitano said. “The use of tax incentives to pit Maricopa County towns and cities against each other is not in the interest of Arizona or its taxpayers.”
Cities could keep offering incentives, but their state-shared revenues would be reduced, dollar-for-dollar.
Unfortunately, the new law can’t unravel the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of deals in Phoenix, Glendale, Surprise and other cities. That money is lost.
Even still, some city leaders are bemoaning the new law, saying it will derail economic development in their communities. They also claim the law will devalue state trust land because cities no longer will be able to offset costly land improvements . The money saved might be sufficient to buttress public safety budgets. Make no mistake, flaws exist in the current law, which takes effect Jan. 1.
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