Today In Surprise

Posted on: June 18, 2021

Waddell Rd and 145th Ave traffic signal project begins June 21

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Work to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Waddell Road and 145th Avenue will begin on Monday, June 21.

Drivers can expect intermittent lane restrictions in the outside lanes near each corner of the intersection while signal preparation wo...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

City Council Reappoints Surprise City Court Presiding Judge and Associate Judge

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Surprise City Council voted at their June 15 meeting to reappoint Surprise City Court Presiding Judge Louis Frank Dominguez and Associate Judge Catherine A. Gaudreau to new four-year terms beginning July 1, 2021. 

Prior to Council’s vote, the city...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

City of Surprise Opens Recruitment for Human Resources Director

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The City of Surprise is seeking an experienced servant leader who is passionate about public service, diversity, equity, and inclusion and can lead a high performing team to support the needs of a fast-growing and innovative city as Human Resources Direct...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Council proclaims Monsoon Awareness Week; Surprise offers safety tips for Monsoon 2021

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Mayor Skip Hall, proclaimed June 13-19 as Monsoon Awareness Week in Surprise during tonight’s Regular City Council Meeting and encouraged residents to be prepared for severe weather during the unpredictable season.

Monsoon, June 15-September 30, is a seaso...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Four-Way Stops Coming to 175th Ave at Intersections of Surprise Farms Loop North & South

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A traffic pattern change is coming to two intersections of 175th Avenue in Surprise. Four-way stops will be added at Surprise Farms Loop North and Surprise Farms Loop South on Monday, June 28.

Due to Dysart Unified School District boundary changes slated f...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

New “Surprise Lately” Episode

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Happy Friday! Before heading into the weekend, let's look at some upcoming Fourth of July events, a cool way to take in a summer movie, and how you can serve your community!

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Surprise hosts USA Baseball National Team Championships

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City of Surprise is set to host one of the top amateur baseball events in the United States. USA Baseball will host its National Team Championships at the Surprise Stadium Complex from June 15-July 6. 

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Five-day closure on Northwest Ranch Pkwy begins June 28

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Work on the Greenway Road improvement project will require Northwest Ranch Parkway to be closed from Greenway Road to Carmen Drive beginning Monday, June 28 to Friday, July 2. 

Northwest Ranch Parkway will be accessible from Bell Road for local tr...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Dive-In Movies return with a showing of “Croods 2: A New Age”

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The Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is excited to bring back Dive-In Movies as part of the Aquatics and Special Events programming!

The first of two movies shown this summer will be the family-friendly movie, “Croods 2: A New Age”. The movie wil...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Celebrate Independence Day with Surprise

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Join us at the 38th Annual 4th of July Celebration on Sunday, July 4 at Mark Coronado Park, 15850 N Bullard Ave, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

The 4th of July Celebration will feature live music by Steven P and Music II Music, as well as a variety of food...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Heat Relief stations available in Surprise; city reminds, Hot Cars Can Kill!

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Temperatures are forecast to be above 100 degrees every day this week. With temperatures increasing, the city of Surprise reminds residents that we are a Heat Relief Network partner. The city provides hydration and refuge stations for those in need of a p...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Council adopts FY2022 Budget focused on addressing city growth; adding personnel

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The Surprise City Council approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 City Budget in a Special Meeting Tuesday night. The budget is focused on maintaining our current level of service as the city continues to see steady growth. The budget continues to focus on Cou...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Scheduled 10-cent Solid Waste rate increase begins July 1

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Surprise sanitation customers will see a change on their city utility statement beginning July 1, 2021, as a rate increase determined by a structured schedule is implemented.

Beginning July 1, 2021, single-family solid waste (trash) customers will pay a mo...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Join city of Surprise for a Day of Service June 23

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Looking for a way to serve your community? Surprise is seeking volunteers for a Day of Service event on Wednesday, June 23.

Volunteers will assist with sorting bulk food items, creating food baskets and loading food into vehicles; helping in the p...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Virtual Surprise Business Roundtable with Mayor Hall & Local Business Leaders

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You’re invited to watch a virtual business roundtable with Mayor Skip Hall and a group of local business leaders as they discuss their experiences and successes related to opening and operating a small business in Surprise. 

The following business...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

City’s new volleyball class instructed by former collegiate coach

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The Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is excited to offer a new volleyball skill program, designed and instructed by former collegiate coach Jasmine Dittrich!

Jasmine Dittrich is a former NCAA Division 1 collegiate player at the University of Minn...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Residents love their city; focused on economy in National Community Survey

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The 2021 National Community Survey (NCS) results reveal at least 9 in 10 residents gave excellent or good ratings to the overall quality of life in Surprise and the city as a place to live. 

About 90% of the residents reported they would recommend...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Perfect Game & USA Baseball host series of amateur youth baseball tournaments in Surprise

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The City of Surprise is set to sizzle this weekend as it marks the start of summer youth baseball tournaments at the Surprise Stadium Sports Complex. Competition play begins this weekend for the 2021 Mountain West Elite Championship, which is the first in...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Peoria Deputy Police Chief Benny Pina selected to serve as Surprise Police Chief

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City Manager Mike Frazier announced today that he has selected Peoria Deputy Police Chief Benny Pina to serve as the next Chief of the Surprise Police Department. 

“The Surprise Police Department has a mission centered on serving the com...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

City of Surprise Opens Recruitment for Parks & Recreation Director

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The City of Surprise is seeking an experienced servant leader to support and guide an accredited Parks & Recreation Department as Parks and Recreation Director. 

Strong candidates will be visionary team leaders who exhibit high energy and an e...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

City of Surprise begins phased reopening of Senior Center

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The City of Surprise is reopening programs at the Senior Center in a phased approach, with limited front desk access and exercise classes available now. The center, located at 15832 N. Hollyhock St., is a hub for connection and activities for those age 50...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Search for Surprise Police Chief narrows to six candidates

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The search for a new City of Surprise Police Chief is moving forward, with finalist interviews set to take place on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. 

The application period for the position closed on March 23 after receiving 62 applications. 

The s...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Full browsing access available at Surprise libraries starting Monday

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Full browsing access will be back at all three Surprise libraries beginning Monday, April 26. The city’s library operator, Maricopa County Library District (MCLD), is moving into its next phase of reopening at all county-run libraries, including Asante Li...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

New West Valley Hub for Veteran Resources and Support Services Launches in Surprise

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Public-Private Partnership, Donor Network Help Grow West Valley Military and Veteran Success Center

Veterans, service members (active duty, Guard and reserve) and their families now have a new place to access resources, support and assistance in the West V...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

City of Surprise Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commission Vacancy

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The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following Commission.  All Board/Commission positions are voluntary and you must reside in the City of Surprise.   

  • Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commissi...
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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Passport services return to Surprise City Hall April 19

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Passport services will return to Surprise City Hall beginning April 19, by appointment only. 

Normal business hours for passports will be Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the City Clerk’s Office. 

City staff can acc...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Watch the 2021 State of the City Video

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Following an April 13 live premiere, the 2021 State of the City video is now available for on-demand replay. 

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted so many people in so many ways last year, and in this video, we highlight the resilience of our community....

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Spring 2021 Progress Magazine available now!

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The latest issue of Progress Magazine has hatched!

Read about blooming development, how you can take the Surprise Retail survey, where to find budding art around the city, and much more!

View the digital edition now: Surprise Progress Magazine Spring 2021

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

City Hall reopens to public 4/12; City Council & public meetings open to in-person attendance

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On Monday, April 12, Surprise City Hall and other city administrative buildings will open to the public, following a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Additionally, meetings of the City Council and all boards and commissions will open to in-person attend...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Governor Announces New Phase of COVID-19 Mitigation; Events of 50+ No Longer Need City Approval

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With the state of Arizona hitting several important public health benchmarks, Governor Doug Ducey today announced several updates to the state’s COVID-19 measures, including on events, businesses and local ordinances.

Several key data points contributed to...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Governor Ducey Announces Next Phase of Business and Safety Protocols

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Governor Doug Ducey today announced the next phase of COVID-19 mitigation.

The announcement follows 7 weeks of declining cases in Arizona, and the distribution of more than 2 million vaccines.

The following changes are reflected in a new Executive Order fro...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Say it, Surprise! National Community Survey coming soon

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What do you love about living in Surprise? What services do you value most? What can the city do better to improve the quality of life in our hometown?

You can share your thoughts in the 2021 National Community Survey (NCS)!

What you tell us helps to identi...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

City Council names Duffy as Vice Mayor

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The Surprise City Council selected District 3 Councilmember Patrick Duffy to serve as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

Per city code, City Council must select a new Vice Mayor to serve on an annual basis no later than January 30. The Vice...

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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 &am...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Mayor and Councilmembers in Districts 2, 3 & 4 sworn in

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The first Regular City Council Meeting of the New Year included the swearing-in ceremonies for mayor and three councilmembers. 

Skip Hall was sworn in as Mayor after winning the seat in the August Primary Election. He previously served as Mayor by...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

DevelopNEXT: Council approves updates to city’s land development ordinances & design standards

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The Surprise City Council approved the adoption of new Land Development Ordinances (LDO) and Planning and Engineering Design Standards (PEDS) at the December 15 City Council Meeting following a more than two-year process that engaged both residents and de...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Governor Ducey Shares Latest On COVID-19

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Governor Doug Ducey today toured the vaccine distribution site at the Arizona State Fairgrounds and announced ten Arizona health care frontline workers who will be among the first Arizonans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

After the tour, the Gov...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Surprise breaks ground on Fire Station 308 at Litchfield & Cactus roads

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Construction began December 7 on City of Surprise Fire Station 308 at the southeast corner of Litchfield Road and Cactus Road. This voter-approved project is being funded by the 2017 Decide Surprise General Obligation Bond.

The southeast portion of Surpris...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Governor Ducey Announces Latest Actions to Fight COVID-19, Increase Hospital Staffing

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Governor Doug Ducey today announced a series of actions to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona.

Today’s actions include: 

  • Update on vaccine distribution plan
  • Executive Order ensuring all Arizonans receive the vaccine without financial barriers
  • Ex...
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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Greenway Rd improvement project begins, Cotton Ln to Sarival Ave

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Construction of the voter-approved Greenway Road improvement project will begin Thursday, December 3.

The project will finish the south half of Greenway Road from 800 feet west of Loop 303 to 1600 feet east of Loop 303 (approximately Cotton Lane to Sarival...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Governor Ducey Announces $25 Million for Medical Professionals, Additional Safety Measures

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At a press conference at the state Public Health Lab, Governor Doug Ducey today announced a list of new actions to support hospitals and medical professionals and combat the spread of COVID-19. Arizona will invest $25 million to bolster hospital staffing ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Hastings sworn in as new District 5 Councilmember

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Jack Hastings was officially sworn in as the new District 5 (D5) Councilmember today at Surprise City Hall.

Hastings won the D5 seat during the August Primary Election over David Sanders, the council-appointed incumbent. 

Sanders was appointed on J...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Council approves Temporary Expansion of Premise permits for Surprise restaurants during COVID-19

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City Council last night approved the use of Temporary Expansion of Premise (TEP) permits for local restaurants to help expand their ability to serve more customers while maintaining social distancing requirements during COVID-19. 

The TEP permit a...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Governor Ducey and Health Leaders Urge Arizonans to Get Flu Shot

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As Arizona continues efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, state health agencies and the Governor’s Office are partnering with health care providers and businesses to prepare for the upcoming flu season.

Governor Doug Ducey today was joine...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Arizona Department of Health Services Phased Reopening Plan for Paused Industries

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The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) today announced public health recommendations for the eventual safe reopening of paused businesses in the state of Arizona.

On June 27, Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-43 “Pausing of Ari...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Gov. Extends Pause of Some Business Operations; Announces Plan for Schools

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Governor Doug Ducey today extended an executive order pausing operations on gyms, bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, water parks, and tubing. The order also prohibits large events and enables local law authorities to take immediate enforcement action to en...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Governor Extends COVID-19 Eviction Protections; Expands Rental Assistance Access

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Governor Doug Ducey today signed an Executive Order extending a moratorium on residential evictions until October 31, 2020, providing continued protections for renters who are facing economic hardship as a result of COVID-19. The order ensures renters imp...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Governor Ducey Announces New Actions To Contain COVID-19

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Governor Doug Ducey yesterday announced additional actions to contain the spread of COVID-19, including the signing of an Executive Order that requires restaurants with indoor seating to operate at less than 50 percent capacity. The announcement to limit ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Governor Ducey Takes Further Action to Reverse COVID-19 Spread in Arizona

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As part of continued efforts to reverse the trend of COVID-19 spread in Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey today signed an Executive Order to prohibit large gatherings, cease the issuance of new special event licenses and pause the operations of bars, gyms, mov...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mayor Hall Declares Local State of Emergency in Surprise

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In consultation with members of the Surprise City Council, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Skip Hall announced a State of Emergency for the city of Surprise today in an effort to preserve public health.  

Effective 5 p.m. this even...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Valley Metro adjusts Express, RAPID bus service schedules due to COVID-19

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Valley Metro has released the following information:

Valley Metro is adjusting the Express and RAPID commuter bus service schedules to operate fewer trips each weekday morning and evening. This is a proactive step to maintain local bus route service for th...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

City webpage provides community support resources, volunteer opportunities amid COVID-19

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This is an overwhelming time for communities around the world, and it is important that our residents know how to access the resources they need.Here’s a look at what is available on the webpage:

  • Community Resource Guide – provides contact information for ...
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Posted on: March 30, 2020

City temporarily amends A-frame sign policy during COVID-19 Pandemic

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Beginning, Monday, March 30, 2020, businesses in the city of Surprise will be allowed to display an A-frame sign along the adjacent roadway or roadway closest to their business subject to certain requirements set forth below.

The temporary use of A-frame s...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Change to City Council Meeting public comment; Cancelation of several public meetings

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In an effort to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, public comment options have changed for City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission Meetings and several other public meetings have been canceled until further notice.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Surprise Partners with Meals of Joy to Offer Hot Lunches to Vulnerable Populations

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The City of Surprise has partnered with Meals of Joy to deliver meals at no cost to seniors aged 62 and over, as well as individuals 55 and over with a disability. This temporary, federally funded program is designed to help vulnerable residents maintain ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Surprise Resource Center Reducing Public Hours

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Due to COVID 19 concerns, the Surprise Resource Center is reducing the number of public walk-in hours while maintaining call-in hours to ensure service to the community.

The Surprise Resource Center is a one-stop-shop for social services. Through strategic...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Governor Ducey Announces Latest COVID-19 Actions

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Governor Doug Ducey today announced additional mitigation strategies to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona. His executive actions include ensuring food access; increasing hospital capacity; Updated guidance and flexibility for restaurants, bars and ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Changes to public participation during Planning & Zoning meetings effective March 18

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Out of an abundance of caution, and in an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, residents and visitors, the Council Chambers will be closed to the public during city Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings until further notice. Publi...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Changes to public participation during Council Meetings effective March 17

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Out of an abundance of caution, and in an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, residents and visitors, the Council Chambers will be closed to the public during City Council Work Sessions and Regular Meetings until further notice. Publ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Surprise cancels/postpones events and programs due to COVID-19

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After careful consideration, the city of Surprise is canceling or postponing all city-sponsored events, programs, and sports effective March 16 and continuing through May 10. 

The decision comes as COVID-19 (coronavirus) has reached pandemic level...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Virtual Surprise Business Roundtable with Mayor Hall & Local Business Leaders

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You’re invited to watch a virtual business roundtable with Mayor Skip Hall and a group of local business leaders as they discuss their experiences and successes related to opening and operating a small business in Surprise. 

The following business...

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See press release... Economic Development News
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Surprise Small Business Relief Grant Summary

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The Surprise Economic Development Department successfully awarded 79 businesses with $350,000 over two phases in 2020 to mitigate economic impacts caused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The attached summary document is an overview of the grant’s use and imp...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

20 Surprise 2020 Highlights: The “Not Completely Terrible” List

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It wasn’t a perfect year, but it wasn’t completely terrible. Looking back at 2020, the Economic Development Department captured 20 events, achievements and activities that capped the year in the City of Surprise.

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

City of Surprise receives five excellence awards from the International Economic Development Council

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The City of Surprise Economic Development Department has been recognized with five Excellence in Economic Development Awards by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC):

•   Gold Award - City of Surprise &am...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Vote on favorite business ribbon cutting videos

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The city featured 101 local Surprise businesses in short, 3-5 second videos where owners or staff cut a ribbon to celebrate reopening after closing temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Surprise Economic Development Department is now asking reside...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Surprise introduces Shop Surprise banners for retailers; creates Open for Business list

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To help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Surprise Economic Development department is introducing two new resources to promote local non-restaurant retailers: a purple “Open for Business” #ShopSurprise banner campaign and a ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

City launches webpage for consumers, businesses, job seekers; introduces business recovery plan

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Surprise launched today a webpage dedicated to connecting consumers, businesses and job seekers with tips, resources and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city’s Economic Development department created the COVID-19 Business and Workforce ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Surprise offers free online “Startup Space” to connect entrepreneurs, small businesses

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Free business support is now only a click away in the City of Surprise! A new online platform called Startup Space is now available to all Surprise small businesses, startups and residents free of cost, courtesy of the City of Surprise Economic Developmen...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

AZ TechCelerator hosts ribbon cutting for newest tenant, Arizona Cyber Warfare Range

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The AZ TechCelerator hosted a ribbon cutting event for its newest tenant, Arizona Cyber Warfare Range at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 24.

The event took place on the AZ TechCelerator campus located at 12425 W. Bell Road in Building D.

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

National Indoor RV Centers expands to Surprise, brings head-of-household jobs

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Texas-based National Indoor RV Centers (NIRVC) has selected the City of Surprise, Arizona for its new expansion location. The new Surprise business center will grow 65 full-time jobs and will be dedicated to the sales, servicing, storage and maintenance o...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Economic Development AIMS Community Profile

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The City of Surprise AMIS Community Profile offers information about who we are demographically, our business services, transportation options, key development areas and more.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Join the Surprise Fire-Medical Team

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The Surprise Fire-Medical Department is not accepting applications at the moment. Please continue to visit our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the most up-to-date information. You may also submit a "Job Interest Card" with Human ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Free Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection

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80% of car seats are installed incorrectly. Have your car seat inspected!

Child safety seat inspections are available every 1st and 3rd Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of each month starting May 18, 2021 at Fire Station 303 at 15440 N. Cotton Lane from 9:00-10:45...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

New Fire User Fees

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At the November 17th, 2015 Regular Council Meeting, Council approved Resolution 2015 – 108 which authorized an updated user fee schedule citywide to include the following updated fees for the Surprise Fire Medical Department to be effective immediately: R...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Peoria Deputy Police Chief Benny Pina selected to serve as Surprise Police Chief

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City Manager Mike Frazier announced today that he has selected Peoria Deputy Police Chief Benny Pina to serve as the next Chief of the Surprise Police Department. 

“The Surprise Police Department has a mission centered on serving the community. Ch...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Surprise Police Department Awarded Reaccreditation by CALEA

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Police Chief Terry Young is pleased to announce that the Surprise Police Department has once again successfully completed a multi-year process designed to recognize professionalism in law enforcement through achievement of national accredited status with ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

City’s new volleyball class instructed by former collegiate coach

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The Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is excited to offer a new volleyball skill program, designed and instructed by former collegiate coach Jasmine Dittrich!

Jasmine Dittrich is a former NCAA Division 1 collegiate player at the University of Minn...

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See press release... Youth Services News