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Housing moves to front of Surprise General Plan …

Surprise’s General Plan 2040 update process is a big picture procedure set in place years ago and does not divert based on recent developments.

Surprise ready to reconfigure its 6 council districts

Anybody who has ever looked at a political map and thought he or she could draw better district boundaries than government officials will now have their chance.

Surprise council OKs rezone after extra wildlife …

The stipulation was more about peace of mind than practical purposes.

Skip Hall: Mayor Newsletter — November 2022

On Friday, October 7, I joined Larry Tabloff, General Manager of Toyota of Surprise, in presenting Surprise business owner Mario Rodarte with a new Tacoma.

Split Surprise council vote delays development

A decision on a proposed housing development in the northwest corner of Surprise will wait until January when the recently elected councilman for the area is seated to break a deadlock.

Surprise officially unearths Xeriscape garden to …

Several people attended a ribbon cutting and community event on a scorching hot Saturday to witness what the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden has to offer those wondering how plants survive in desert heat.

Skip Hall: Mayor Newsletter — September 2022

The City of Surprise is partnering with Vitalant Blood Donation to host a blood drive on September 6.

Surprise's focus is on regional park, pool

With economic times not so bad for the city, plans have never been more clear for a new regional park and competition pool.

$26.4 million community center coming to Surprise

It was a long and winding road for Surprise residents and political leaders trying to put together a true youth community center in the city’s Original Town Site — so long that they …

Surprise City Council debates adding services

As city officials work on the fiscal year 2023 budget, City Manager Bob Wingenroth brought some good news to the Surprise City Council at its March 15 meeting — it has an extra $5 million available in ongoing operating revenue to spend somewhere.

Surprise officially OKs Holley as city auditor

The Surprise City Council on March 1 hired internal auditor Carol Holley to the new role of city auditor under a new structure it approved at its previous meeting.

Surprise Councilman Hastings sidelined with COVID-19

Surprise District 5 Councilman Jack Hastings is the latest Surprise City Council member to contract COVID-19.

Aly Cline picked new Surprise vice mayor

Surprise District 2 Councilwoman Aly Cline has been picked by the Surprise City Council to be the city's new vice mayor.

Remley misses Surprise City Council meeting with …

The coronavirus has hit the Surprise City Council again.

Surprise schools now sharing fields with community

Dysart Unified School District is opening school fields in the city of Surprise to the community after school and on weekends.

Surprise OKs digital billboards on Loop 303 stretch

The City Council approved the three billboards on a half-mile stretch of Loop 303 in north Surprise despite outspoken objection from a couple of dozen nearby residents of Corte Bella, on the other side of the highway from Surprise.

Bob Wingenroth likely to return to Surprise

Bob Wingenroth, who was the city’s manager from 2014 to 2018, wants his old job back, and the Surprise City Council will vote on whether to rehire him at the Oct. 5 Council meeting.

Digital billboard debate rages on in Surprise

The debate over whether the city should allow up to three digital billboards on the north side of Loop 303 in north Surprise continued at a Sept. 21 city council work session.

Surprise receives 51 applications for city manager …

City of Surprise officials are still going through applications for the opening city manager position.

Surprise mayor’s art exhibit reflects on 9/11

Submissions are being accepted for the first-ever Mayor’s Exhibit: A Tribute to Our Heroes, a partnership of the West Valley Arts Council, the Dysart Unified School District and The Vista …

Sen. Kelly discusses economic growth, infrastructure …

Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., discussed economic growth and opportunities with local leaders during two stops in the Southwest Valley on Tuesday, June 1.

EPCOR water to get franchise vote in Surprise

The Surprise City Council approved the calling for a November mail-in special election for issuing a franchise extension to EPCOR Water Arizona Inc.

Surprise drops mask requirement; City Hall to reopen …

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.

Dysart Unified gets tech upgrade with grant from …

In just eight months, a Dysart Unified School District Career and Technical Education program covered 100 events, with more on the way.