Duffy: District 3 Newsletter — December 2020

Posted 12/2/20

Due to rising COVID-19 case numbers, city of Surprise City Council and all city boards and commissions meetings have been reclosed to in-person attendance until further notice.

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Duffy: District 3 Newsletter — December 2020


Due to rising COVID-19 case numbers, city of Surprise City Council and all city boards and commissions meetings have been reclosed to in-person attendance until further notice.

These meetings are streamed and broadcast on surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv, the Surprise City Gov Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofsurprise and on Cox channel 11 and Century Link channel 8513. Public comment will be accepted by phone and email. Instructions for public comment will be included on each meeting agenda. Agendas are posted at least 24 hours in advance of a meeting, and can be found at surpriseaz.gov/agendas.

Surprise Party At-Home Style

While we are not able to host our 19th Annual Surprise Party in person this year, we do have a great lineup of holiday themed programming for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home or car.

For additional information on the Surprise Party At-Home events, please visit surpriseaz.gov/surpriseparty.

Spring Training Game Schedule

The Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals have released their 2021 spring training schedule. Ticket information isn’t available quite yet, but you can sign up for the waitlist here to receive additional information when it becomes available. Current season ticket holders will be contacted directly by the Surprise Stadium Box Office when more information is available about plan options.

Health and safety measures specific to the spring training experience are being developed with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local and international health authorities, Major League Baseball and destination partners. For more information, please visit SurpriseStadium.com or call 623-222-2222

Surprise Police Department Reaccreditation

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) has granted the Surprise Police Department national accreditation status for the fifth time! Accreditation is a four year process where all aspects of the agency’s policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services undergo a comprehensive examination. Each agency conducts a detailed self-assessment and participates in an on-site review by a team of outside CALEA assessors composed of experienced law enforcement professionals. In addition, agencies offer community members an opportunity to provide their comments and observations. The CALEA accreditation process is a benefit to both the agency and the community, as it requires the agency to conform to procedures that are consistent with internationally recognized, progressive law enforcement standards. This is the foundation for competent, responsible, and ethical service to the public. The Surprise Police Department voluntarily participates in the law enforcement accreditation process and will continue to do so in the future.

Congratulations to the Surprise Police Department.

Home-delivered Meal Program

Daily, home-delivered hot meals are available through a city partnership with Area Agency on Aging and Banner Olive Branch. This is a donation-based program that is available to eligible participants age 60 years or older, or younger adults with disabilities. In addition, the service includes a daily visit to check on the individual’s condition and safety. For more information on meal delivery options in Surprise, please contact Area Agency on Aging, at 602-264-4357, or Meals on Wheels for Sun City, 623-974-9430.

Surprise to Air Select DUSD Sports Games

On Thursday and Saturday evenings, tune in to the Surprise TV Cable channel, at surpriseaz.gov/surprisetvto watch a replay of select Dysart Unified School District high school sporting events. The district’s new Dysart Student Broadcasting Live (DSB Live) produces these events and streams them live at Dysart.org/DSBlive. DSB Live is student-driven and student-produced.

Here’s how to watch:

  • Online Live: DSB Live website at Dysart.org/DSBlive. A full schedule of DSB Live events is available on the website.
  • Online Replay: surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv (Thursdays at 8 p.m. & Saturdays at 7 p.m.)
  • Cable Replay: Cox Cable Channel 11 (Thursdays at 8 p.m. & Saturdays at 7 p.m.)

Development in District 3

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill is under construction at 16810 W. Waddell Road
  • A new coffee shop is under development review for the multi-tenant shops located at 15240 N. Cotton Lane

Meet and Greet

My next meeting will be held on Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. at Spencer’s Place, 15341 W. Waddell Road #B101. Due to the uncertainty regarding COVID-19, please check surpriseaz.gov for updates and cancellations to my meet-and-greet schedule. As always, please feel free to email me at patrick.duffy@surpriseaz.gov with any questions or concerns you may have.

City Council Meetings

The next regularly scheduled City Council Meeting is scheduled for December 15 at 6 p.m. Please tune in on surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv, the Surprise City Gov Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofsurprise, or on Cox channel 11 and Century Link channel 8513.


Please continue to check the City of Surprise website, at surpriseaz.gov for updates to meeting schedules and other important announcements.