City primary election results will be posted to www.surpriseaz.gov and featured on Surprise TV, the city’s cable TV channel, Tuesday evening, August 4. Read more…
Surprise, AZ (July 28, 2020) City primary election results will be posted to surpriseaz.gov and featured on Surprise TV, the city’s cable TV channel, Tuesday evening, August 4.
The unofficial results are expected to be released by the Maricopa County Elections Department approximately after 8 p.m.
Surprise is voting on candidates for Mayor and City Council Districts 2, 3 and 4 with terms ending December 31, 2024. Voters will also choose a District 5 Councilmember for a 2-year term ending December 31, 2022. The winners will assume office the first meeting in January 2021 after receiving the official oath of office.
Surprise, AZ (July 30, 2020) The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following Commission. All Board/Commission positions are voluntary.
· Panning & Zoning Commission – 1 vacancy for remainder of term through June 30, 2023
Wonder how Counilman David Sanders meeting yesterday went.
Surprise, AZ (July 2, 2020) The 2020 Census is currently underway, and just over 66 percent of households in Surprise have responded to the survey. In August, U.S. Census Bureau workers will begin visiting homes to interview households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.
There is still time to complete the survey before a Census taker comes to your door. The survey only takes about 10 minutes, is safe and secure
Norman Duerr was not home in Sun City West the night of July 24. At approximately 6:50 p.m. on July 25, officials with MCSO say Duerr was found dead in the Surprise landfield.
Surprise, AZ (July 27, 2020) The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following Commission. All Board/Commission positions are voluntary.
- Personnel Appeals Board – 1 vacancy for remainder of term through June 30, 2023
Surprise, AZ (July 27, 2020) Applications are now being accepted for a City Council-led initiative that assists community organizations in providing programs and events that benefit City of Surprise residents.
The Community Outreach Program offers funding assistance to organizations for programs, events, and activities that enhance the overall lifestyle of our community. Council set aside up to $100,000 for FY2020-2021 in an effort to support and grow qualified local programs and events that improve the health and welfare of Surprise residents.
To be considered, applicants must be a 501(c)3 organization or partner with a 501(c)3 verified agency. The maximum award per applicant is $10,000. According to program guidelines, funds are distributed by reimbursement through an invoice process. The application, complete program details, and eligibility requirements are available online at: surpriseaz.gov/communityoutreachprogram.
Applications will be accepted through Monday, August 31, 2020 and should be addressed to:
ADOT to narrow lanes along Loop 303 in the Northwest Valley
The controversy began during a public town hall on April 29 with Mayor Skip Hall of Surprise, Ariz. McSally claimed federal relief funds allocated to Phoenix, Tucson, and Mesa would be distributed throughout the state, and rejected the idea of further funding for smaller municipalities.
Instead, she blamed local leaders for poor management.
“On any funding, I’m just going to be frank with you guys, OK?,” McSally said. “This is not the time for states and cities – unlike Arizona, unlike Surprise – who have mismanaged their budgets over the course of many decades, for them to use this as an opportunity to see you, as a taxpayer in Arizona, as a cash cow for them.”
Bob Vukanovich’s take on ” Whats Going On ? ” This web site was constructed to provide the following:… 1. History and Background of issues and concerns… 2. Factual information… 3. Means for individuals to exchange thoughts & ideas… 4. Voice to all who might listen
The City of Surprise and the Dysart Unified School District have been faced with so many challenges…with respect to “growth.” What once was a small township, community and school district have forever been changed into chaos…but hopefully manageable.
Surprise, AZ (July 21, 2020) The intersection of Waddell and Reems roads will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 26, for intersection improvement activities.
Access will be maintained to all businesses and residences at the intersection.
What’s the difference between Valley fever and COVID-19?
Dust storms are on the horizon, which means an increased risk of contracting Valley fever. Since both Valley fever and COVID-19 are respiratory illnesses that may display similar symptoms, how can you identify the differences between the two?
Learn more about Valley fever and who’s at risk of contracting both illnesses.
Rule 2. Comply with the Law Members will comply with the laws of the nation, the State of Arizona, and the City of Surprise in the performance of their public duties. These laws include, but are not limited to: the Federal and State constitutions; laws pertaining to conflicts of interest, election campaigns, financial disclosures, anti-discrimination, confidentiality/non-disclosure laws, and open meeting; City ordinances; and City and City Council policies. …………Was the council complying with the law when they started serving 5 years on the council instead of the legal term of 4 years ? Sec. 2-20
Staggered elections. At the 2016 city council election, the mayor and one council member from each of the following districts will be elected: District 2, District 3, and District 4. At the 2018 city council election, one council member from each of the following districts will be elected: District 1, District 5, and District 6. Thereafter, the election for municipal office will be held during the final year of the term of office of the then-incumbent council member. The mayor of the city shall be directly elected at large by all of the qualified electors of the city.
Almost everybody elected to the council received 5 years. They knew they were elected for 4 years and nobody said anything, it’s unreal and unbelieveable. I have filed a complaint with the city clerk Sherry Aguilar.
Sharon Wolcott (mayor) elected in 2011, started her term in
2012 – 2013 – 2014 – 2015 – 2016 / 2017 – 2018 – 2019 – 2020 by serving thru 2020 one year was gained. Should she have been in office in 2016 ?
Skip Hall (district #5) was re-elected in 2013, started his term in
2014 – 2015 – 2016 – 2017 – 2018 / 2019 – 2020 – 2021 – 2022 by serving thru 2022 one year was gained. Skip Hall should’nt have been in office in 2018.
Roland Winters (district #1) was elected in 2013, started his term in
2014 – 2015 – 2016 – 2017 – 2018 / 2019 – 2020 – 2021 – 2022 by serving thru 2022 one year was gained. Noland Winters should’nt have been in office in 2018.
Richard Alton (district #2) was re-elected in 2011, started his term in 2012. Richard Alton resigned in Nov. of 2013. Jim Biundo was appointed to replace him. Biundo also gained a year should’nt have been in office in 2016. Jim Hayden was elected in 2016 his term started in 2017. Jim passed away in Dec. 2017.
2012 – 2013 – 2014 – 2015 – 2016 / 2017 – 2018 – 2019 – 2020
John Williams (district 3) re-elected in 2011 started the term in 2012 – 2013 – 2014 – 2015 -2016 / re-elected in 2017 resigned in August 2017 he should not have been in office in 2016