Support our military service members and their spouses
WE SHOULD CALL OUR LOCAL PAPERS AND TELL THEM THAT IN OUR OPINION THEIR COVERAGE OF SURPRISE IS POOR IF NOT NONE EXISTING.
2. anonymous Says:
Bob VUKANOVICH, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WERE VICE-MAYOR IN THE CITY OF SURPRISE, WILL YOU BE WRITING ARTICLES? OUR LOCAL NEWS BLOG IS A JOKE.
Surprise, AZ (August 18, 2014) The Surprise City Council approved commissioning a monument in memoriam of Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sergeant Nick Bacon, during Tuesday’s Regular City Council Meeting. Bacon served as the Surprise Town Manager from 1986 – 1990.
The Surprise Police Department’s Citizens Patrol is one of the premier volunteer programs in the nation. Besides patrolling the streets and assisting at crime scenes, the Citizens Patrol assists the police by participating in programs such as Vacation Watch, We Care, vehicle impounds, sex offender notifications and many more.
For more information on the Citizens Patrol volunteer program or these events, please visit www.surpriseaz.gov/citizenspatrol or contact the Surprise Citizens Patrol at 623-222-4277 or email@example.com.
City of Surprise News
It 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.
Council members should expand their “political outreach” by starting dialogues with federal and state lawmakers in Arizona.
The city council workshop of surprise, what a difference, members can make. In previous work shops the discussions were between concerned council members and their constituents, nothing like that anymore. The other night’s workshop had agendas like a council meeting and you are kept quiet, council members hardly talked.
City of Surprise, no budget
Five Surprise employees spent $15,500 on a trip to Toronto, including a four-star hotel stay, late last summer.
That stay and others reviewed by The Arizona Republic exceeded a federal government guideline for lodging costs. The expense limits that are in place for federal government employees can be used as a guideline for other government employees.
Economic Development Director Jeanine Jerkovic and four employees in the department were in Canada for the International Economic Development Council, where economic developers network and strategize how to attract businesses to their cities.
Jerkovic said the trip allowed staff to market Surprise while receiving advice from experts on what Canadian businesses look for in a city. The group also gave the city three awards for economic development projects.
Taxpayers paid $276 per night for Jerkovic’s six-night stay at the Grand Hotel & Suites, a four-star hotel near the conference in downtown Toronto. The federal maximum at the time for Toronto was $181 per night.
In my opinion the city of surprise’s web site is out of date, council members should look at them. I have been asked why do they need so many sites and they all appear different.
The Marley Park CFD (Community Facilities District) is a special purpose district and a separate political subdivision under the Arizona Constitution and can levy taxes and issue bonds independently of the City (Arizona Community Facilities District Act).
The City Council serves as the Board of Directors; however, the City has no liability for the Districts’ debt. Although it is legally separate from the City, the Districts are reported as if it is part of the primary government because the District’s governing body is substantively the same as the governing body of the City and management of the City has operational responsibility for the Districts.
Financing may take the form of general obligation bonds, revenue bonds or assessment bonds within the improved area, or through the levying of a maintenance and operation property tax.