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It’s hard to understand why the governor would have vetoed the extension [Re: “Prop. 400 extension is key to growth,” Sept. 14]. Will we get our half cent back if it doesn’t go through? Right?
On May 5, driven by anger and very personal agendas, an application for the Recall of myself and Ms. Chrystal Chaffin was filed with the Maricopa County superintendent of schools to invalidate the voices of our Dysart community members by canceling their 2020 vote through a recall election.
I enjoyed reading the very rosy picture the Surprise Independent painted about Wyyerd and the new fiber optic network.
The summer is slowly drawing to a close as kids are back in school and temperatures are coming down.
West Valley Opinions
It’s easy to become pessimistic about the state of the world and division of the community today.
Village at Prasada’s restaurant row, Street Faire at Alexandria, will be adding two new restaurants, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria and Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers.
The City of Surprise is partnering with Vitalant Blood Donation to host a blood drive on September 6.
East Valley Opinions
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Aly Cline

Aly Cline: District 2 Newsletter — September 2022

Valley Metro’s RideChoice program, which offers discounted transportation options for eligible riders, has been expanded to allow more access for Surprise residents.
Chris Judd

Chris Judd: District 6 Newsletter — September 2022

On Tuesday, August 24, we joined Epic UTV for a Ribbon Cutting event.
Jack Hastings

Jack Hastings: District 5 Newsletter — September 2022

The City of Surprise Fire Medical Department will be opening recruitment for multiple positions from August through September.
Ken Remley

Ken Remley: District 4 Newsletter — September 2022

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

Ratay: Change your mindset for a better life

Ageism. It’s a term that is becoming more and more prominent in society’s ever-growing lexicon.
Ken Remley

Ken Remley: District 4 Newsletter — August 2022

The City of Surprise Water Conservation Program is an important component of the City's water resource portfolio management strategy.

Skip Hall: Mayor Newsletter — August 2022

Surprise City Council approved funding to support the Neighborhood Grant Program that provides eligible neighborhoods with small grants to fund neighborhood events, functions or community improvements.
Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy: District 3 Newsletter — August 2022

The City of Surprise is asking residents for help designing our third City pool.
Aly Cline

Aly Cline: District 2 Newsletter — August 2022

In this episode of Council Conversations, we talk water – from current conditions to planning and conservation measures.
Chris Judd

Chris Judd: District 6 Newsletter — August 2022

We’ve launched an online performance dashboard that puts City data at your fingertips.
Jack Hastings

Jack Hastings: District 5 Newsletter — August 2022

The City of Surprise Xeriscape Demonstration Garden is officially open for the public to enjoy.

Everything you wanted to know about the World Series … but were afraid to ask

Imagine you’re at an outdoor dinner party (yes, COVID-friendly). It’s October, and the conversation steers towards the World Series. While you are generally culturally literate, you know …

Christensen: Health literacy more important than ever for Arizonans in ongoing COVID-19 crisis

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions across the country, and Arizona has not been spared. This virus and its resulting economic fallout have put a harsh spotlight on rising health care …
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