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For Immediate Release

Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Committee sets first meeting

Surprise, AZ (March 16, 2015) The Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Committee will meet for the first time on Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m., in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza. See the agenda.

This 17-member committee, established by City Council, will meet over the next several months and review the benefits of funding 11 capital improvement projects through possible General Obligation bonds; welcome public input; identify appropriate communication methods for educating residents and voters; and provide City Council with a written report of their findings in May. 

City Council will consider its position relative to a bond ballot initiative in June.

The public is encouraged to attend the public meetings and be part of the input process.

The committee includes members of the Planning and Zoning Commission and Community and Recreation Advisory Commission, with two members from the Dysart Unified School District, one Nadaburg School District delegate and a member of the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce to serve as chair.

Specific projects are included in three categories that were evaluated by the city staff.

Widening of portions of Greenway, Litchfield, and Happy Valley roads, a new fire station, police property and evidence facility, court accessibility and safety items, a regional multi-generational recreation center, aquatic center, and 8 Acres Park improvements are currently on the list to be evaluated by the committee.

Additional details about committee meetings will be publicly noticed and promoted to engage resident input. Meeting dates, times, and locations will be posted online at