surprise the beautiful

Posted on: January 15, 2021

City debuts anti-litter campaign, “Keep it Beautiful, Surprise!”

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The city of Surprise takes pride in being a safe, clean and attractive city, where residents and businesses can thrive and visitors are impressed. In an effort to keep our city as clean as possible, we are releasing a campaign encouraging residents to “Keep it Beautiful, Surprise!”

The campaign consists of videos, social ads, and a webpage with information on how the community can help and get involved, including:

city managers

City managers—who are generally full-time workers—are expected to be nonpartisan and politically neutral as they carry out the decisions of the council or mayor. The International City/County Management Association (ICMA), External link  a professional organization for city and county managers, states in its ICMA Code of Ethics External link  that city managers should avoid political activity (other than voting). City managers following this code of ethics should refrain from campaigning on behalf of candidates, donating to political campaigns, and displaying political allegiances with bumper stickers or yard signs. If city managers violate the code, they can lose their ICMA membership. City managers are generally less public-facing, but it is becoming more commonplace for city managers to participate in community events and serve on community boards.

rusty bradshaw

Did you run out of books with raunchy pictures or are you now spending more time looking for news in Surprise & else-where ? ……….. If you could only subscribe to one magazine or book. Which would you pick ? …………. Rusty, if you were in a stuck elevator would you rather be with a stranger or a newspaper ?

council meetings

CITY OF SURPRISE Special City Council Meeting 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 3:00 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS .
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The agenda for the January 19, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting has been posted at:


S‌urprise, A‌Z (January 14, 2021) The city of Surprise is excited to host the Fifth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration and Service virtually on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

The program will premiere at 9 a.m. on the city of Surprise Facebook and Surprise TV cable channel and website. The program will include multiple performances, as well as an interview with former U.S. Ambassador Andrew J. Young, who was a key strategist during civil rights campaigns that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Our emcee is Susan Casper, host of Sonoran Living on ABC15, and founding member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter.

city of surprise

The city will not tell me if our council members belong to the:
The Arizona State Retirement System and the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System or not

Learn About Food Stamps and Other Benefit Programs Available to You!

Any organized public event within the City of Surprise of more than 50 people that does not receive prior approval through the Public Event Registration Process and/or the City’s Temporary Use Special Event Permit process will be in violation of the Executive Order. 

Get more information and the applications for both the Public Event Registration and Temporary Use Special Event Permit at press release…

Surprise, AZ (January 11, 2021) The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Sports Division has been awarded the “Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider” designation by the National Alliance for Youth Sports.

Where is the transparency , when questions are never answered ?

D5 Meet and Greet

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Date:January 9, 2021Time:9:00 AM - 11:00 AMLocation:Chef Peter’s BistroAddress:17300 N. Sun Village Pkwy
Surprise, AZ 85374Contact:623.222.1325Email:Councilmember Jack HastingsLink:District 5 Website

Join Councilmember Hastings to get your questions answered, share ideas and learn more about your city!

Sat, Jan 9

CANCELED – D6 Meet & Greet


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.

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