Public Notices

  1. Notice of Call of Election

    posted (10/21/2019)

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise, Arizona will hold elections as follows:

    Primary Election: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (If Applicable)

    Offices to be filled – Mayor (4 year term ending in December 2024) and three (3) Council Seats, Districts 2 (Cottonwood), 3 (Mesquite), 4 (Mulberry) term ending in December 2024 and District 5 (Palm), ( 2 year term ending in December 2022).

    Candidate Packets with Petitions are Available: Monday, November 4, 2019 – 8:00 a.m.

    Candidate Packet Filing Deadline: Nomination paper, financial disclosure statements, affidavit of qualifications and petitions are due no earlier than Monday, March 9, 2020 and no later than Monday, April 6, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. Candidate packets need to be filed at the City Clerk’s Office – 16000 N. Civic Center Parkway, Surprise, Arizona 85374.

    Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, July 6, 2020

    For further information or to set up an appointment for a Candidate’s Packet, please call the City Clerk’s Office @ 623-222-1220.



    Aviso por este medio se da que la Ciudad de Surprise, Arizona tendrá elecciones:

    Elección Primaria: martes, 4 de agosto, 2020
    Elección General: martes, 3 de noviembre, 2020 (si aplicable)

    Posiciones disponibles: Alcalde (término de 4 años – se terminará diciembre de
    2024) y 3 Miembros del Consejo elegidos por distritos: 2 (Cottonwood); 3 (Mesquite), 4
    (Mulberry) (términos de 4 años que se terminarán diciembre de 2024) y 1 Miembro del
    Consejo elegido por distritos 5 (Palm), (término de 2 años que se terminará diciembre
    de 2022).

    Los paquetes de candidatos con peticiones están disponibles:
    Lunes, 4 de noviembre de 2019 – 8:00 de la manana

    La última fecha para entregar los paquetes de candidatos: documento de
    nominación, declaración financiera y peticiones de nombramiento se entregarán
    empezando lunes, 9 de marzo, 2020 y la última fecha para entregarlos es lunes, 6 de
    abril 2020 (5:00 de la tarde) en la oficina de la Secretaria Municipal de la Ciudad de
    Surprise – 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374.

    La última fecha para inscribirse para votar: lunes, 6 de julio, 2020

    Para más información o una cita, llame - Secretaria Municipal, Sherry Ann Aguilar a

  2. Notice of Intent for New Parks and Recreation Fees

    posted (03/12/2020)

    Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S) § 9-499.15 notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise intends to discuss and take action to establish new fees at the Regular City Council Meeting on May 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Surprise City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374. A schedule of the proposed fees including the amount of the fees and a written report or data that supports the fees is available on the City’s website located at and at the City Clerk’s Office, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374.

    Fee Name Current Amount Proposed Amount Unit of Measure
    Youth Admission- Resident- Open Swim & Lap Swim $1.00 $2.00 Per Person/Per Day
    Adult Admission- Resident- Open Swim & Lap Swim $2.00 $3.00 Per Person/Per Day
    Youth Swim Pass- Residents Only $20.00 $30.00 Per Season
    Adult Swim Pass- Residents Only $40.00 $50.00 Per Season
    Family Swim Pass- Residents Only (up to 5 members) $80.00 $100.00 Per Season

    Financial Justification

    The last fee increase for pool admissions occurred in 2006. The expenses to operate the pools for staffing, chemicals and utilities have continued to increase over the last 13 years. A survey of the surrounding cities’ admission fees support an increase to the fees in Surprise.

    Organization Youth Admission Fee Adult Admission Fee Youth Pass Adult Pass Family Pass
    City of Glendale $2.50-$3.50 $5-$6 N/A N/A N/A
    City of Peoria $2.00 $4.00 $30.00 $30.00 $100.00
    City of Buckeye $2.00 $2.00 $50.00 $50.00 $150.00
    City of Goodyear $1.50 $1.50 $25.00 $25.00 $50.00

    Pool Admission Fees are considered a Level 2 program on the Parks and Recreation Pricing Model. Level 2 programs cost a nominal fee because there is considerable community benefit associated with the program. The cost recovery for Level 2 programs is 20-49%.

    Additional information may be obtained by contacting Donna Miller, Parks and Recreation Director at 623-222-2218.

  3. Notice of Public Hearing And Comment Period City of Surprise 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, and Program Year 2020 Annual Action Plan

    posted (03/20/2020) | updated (03/20/2020)

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise Human Service and Community Vitality Department will hold a public hearing regarding the city’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI), and the Program Year 2020 Annual Action Plan.

    The public hearing will be held at the regular City Council meeting on April 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., at the following location:

    City of Surprise
    City Council Chambers
    16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
    Surprise, Arizona 85374-7470

    Council Chambers will be closed to the public during City Council Meeting. Public comment will be taken by phone and email. The following are instructions for each method of comment:

    • Email: To submit email comments, please email prior to the start of the meeting, which is generally 4 p.m. for Work Sessions and 6 p.m. for Regular Sessions. Please check the agenda for exact times.
    • Phone: To comment live by phone, please call 623.222.1250 prior to, or during, the meeting to have your name placed on a callback list. If you reach voicemail, please leave your name and phone number. The City Clerk will call those wishing to comment from the dais during the meeting, and the call will be streamed through the Council Chamber audio system.

    As always, the City of Surprise streams and broadcasts its City Council meetings. To watch live, please visit Cox channel 11 and Century Link channel 8513 also carry the meetings live.

    The 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan serves as a strategic plan to identify needs of the community related to providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities. In anticipation of receiving $649,903 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the Department of Housing in Urban Development, the Program Year 2020 Annual Action Plan, which runs from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, will identify specific projects to be funded that meet the goals and objectives identified in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. Public comments received during the Public Hearing will be considered and included in the Plan. Following the Public Hearing, the City Council will take formal action on the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Program Year 2020 Annual Action Plan.

    Notice of 30-Day Public Comment Period March 20, 2020 – April 21, 2020

    Draft copies of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, Analysis of Impediments, and PY2020 Annual Action Plan, will be available for review and comment from March 20, 2020 to April 21, 2020 on the City’s website at Or, the plans may be viewed at the following locations:

    Or, the plans may be viewed at the following locations:
    Surprise Senior Center, 15832 N. Hollyhock Street, Surprise, AZ 85378
    (8:00 a.m.-5:00 pm. Monday through Friday)

    Comments regarding the draft plans should be directed to Adam Lane, Neighborhood Services Supervisor, City of Surprise, at 623.222.3238 or Written comments may be submitted to the City of Surprise, Human Service & Community Vitality Department, at the City Hall address listed above, up until 5:00 p.m. on April 21, 2020.