City of Surprise

2/26/2021 / Rusty Bradshaw: Being the senior editor of our major news orgination do you know why the City of Surprise is so secretive about aquiring the Circle City water company ? Tonight special meeting. K. Executive Session
1. Consideration and action to recess into executive session for the purpose of discussion and consultation with the City Attorney for legal advice and to consider its position and instruct the City Attorney regarding the Council’s position in matters related to the Circle City Water litigation
pursuant to A.R.S. 38­431.03(A)(3) and (4).

CCWC is a small water service company located in the northern part of Surprise’s future planning and water service area. In addition to its infrastructure and customer base, CCWC also has a sizable CAP allocation which, if acquired, would greatly grow the City’s ability to access more Colorado River water. Having greater access to renewable water supplies affords the City the ability to meet future demands and avoid shortfalls.

The Surprise Independent has Surprise, Arizona the 6th best place in the West U.S to live for high salaries and the low cost of living.

Surprise, AZ (February 18, 2021) The city of Surprise will be performing pavement preservation activities on the following roadways, weather permitting:

·       Cactus Road will be closed between Litchfield Road and Solar Canyon Way on February 22

o   North and southbound traffic on Litchfield Road will not be impacted

o   Traffic restrictions will be in place on Cactus Road, Solar Canyon Way to Dysart Road, February 22-26

·       Waddell Road, 175th Avenue to Citrus Road, will have traffic restrictions from February 22-26

o   Left turn restrictions from Waddell Road to south 175th Avenue will be in place after schools are in session

In response to COVID-19, the City of Surprise is communicating with public health partners at the regional, state, and national level to make sure we’re working together to provide the most accurate and timely information to our community and to safeguard the health and safety of our residents

Rusty Bradshaw

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Did you run out of books with raunchy pictures or are you now spending more time looking for the news in Surprise & else-where ? If you could only subscribe to one magazine or book. Which would you pick ?

Who talks more, men or women ?

Doug Ducey

This year, Students need to continue to grow, we need to get vaccines out of freezers and into Arizonans’ arms, and we need to prioritize tax reform to ensure Arizonans and our local businesses keep more of their hard-earned money. 

This is not from Ducey /Open your mind to what I shall disclose, and hold it fast within you; he who hears, but does not hold what he has heard, learns nothing. Dante Alighier

Do not be afraid; our fate Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift………..Dante Alighieri

Go to the Arizona Water Blueprint


Ducey doles out $115M CARES Act funds to universities

A program at the University of Arizona to test 250,000 people to see if they’re immune to COVID-19 hasn’t gotten the public demand that was expected.

Ducey fires agency director who defended tax hike

The head of the state Department of Revenue was ousted December 29, the apparent victim of taking a legal position on a new tax contrary to that of Gov. Doug Ducey, his boss.

State Supreme Court rejects GOP bid to void election

State tax collector wants Prop 208 to take effect

The state Department of Revenue wants a judge to quash efforts by business interests and some Republican legislators to keep a new tax to fund education from taking effect.

The state’s high court late Tuesday threw out a bid by the head of the state Republican Party to void the results of the presidential race.

State’s oldest residents elevated on list for first COVID-19 immunizations

Arizona’s oldest residents are going to be moved up on the list of who gets the first COVID-19 immunizations.

COVID-19 vaccinations have started 

The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived which means the end of this pandemic is in sight. We are committed to full transparency, so we’ll keep you informed on everything related to the vaccine and what you can do to keep you and your loved ones safe. 

Because the initial vaccine supply is limited, we’ve started administering it to frontline health care workers and they will continue to be the first to receive it. Watch this video of our first health care workers getting vaccinated. 

Holidays in Surprise

2020 City of Surprise Observed Holidays

 Holiday Observed
 New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1, 2020
 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Monday, January 20, 2020
 Presidents’ Day Monday, February 17, 2020
 Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2020
 Independence Day Friday, July 3, 2020
 Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2020
 Veterans’ Day Wednesday, November 11, 2020
 Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26, 2020
 Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 27, 2020
 Christmas Day Friday, December 25, 2020
 FLOATING HolidayAny one scheduled workday off*

 * Please refer to Employee Policy Manual regarding when the floating holiday can be scheduled.

If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed as the holiday.
If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed as the holiday.

Council Meetings

All meetings of the city council and mayor subcommitties will comply with the requirements of Arizona Revised Statute. Title 38, Chaper 3, Article 3-1. Prepare for tomorrow : Success comes clear strategy and effective execution.

The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal , with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. Ronald Reagan


Did you know?

The city of Surprise has three available water sources:

  • groundwater
  • reclaimed water
  • Colorado River water (surface water from the Central Arizona Project).

Currently, Surprise relies solely on groundwater for drinking water purposes. We also utilize reclaimed water for agricultural and landscape irrigation and some surface water for irrigation purposes.

Drinking Water | Official Website – Surprise, Arizona – City of … › Drinking-Water

There are 13 additional water service providers in the City’s special planning areas. Use the “To Find Your Water Provider” link below to see who your water …

City Limit Growth – City of Surprise › View › 10-Development

PDFThe City of Surprise’s population is projected to reach approximately 750,000 residents upon buildout of the City’s Planning Area. This means, with a current …


We’re here for you

When you need round-the-clock care, Hospice of the Valley has ten palliative care units located conveniently throughout the Valley to serve people in their communities.

Our Surprise palliative care unit opened in 2007 to serve one of the region’s fastest-growing areas. The freestanding home is 10,000 square feet, with 17 private patient rooms, each with French doors that open to outdoor patios. The building is full of light and has a warm and comfortable atmosphere. A family room and kitchen serve as a gathering spot for families and visitors.

Hunting in Surprise

Other Services

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  5. Other Services City of Surprise offers other disposal services such as Christmas Tree disposal, Moving Box pickup, disposal of unused medicines and home medial sharps disposals.


City of Surprise Surprise, AZ

  • Posted: November 18, 2020
  • Full-Time

The City of Surprise is seeking a service-centered individual to join our City Manager Office Team as a Management Analyst. A successful candidate will be a community-focused and responsive professional with strong verbal and written communication skills. Other desired skills include administrative and municipal government policy and planning research experience to support our growing city.