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Roland Winters Jr. was elected to District 1 ( Acacia ) on August 27, 2013 and is serving a 5 year term which began January 1 , 2014.

Winters was first elected to City Council in 2013 to serve a four-year term beginning January 2014. He was re-elected in 2018 and began his new four-year term this month.

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General Election 2016 official results, as posted by the Maricopa County Elections Department:

View the Maricopa County Recorder election results site

Surprise 2016 General Obligation Bond

Vote AnswerVote TotalVote Percentage
Bond Approval – Yes23,41149.53%
Bond Approval – No23,85850.47%
(20 of 20) precincts reporting

Councilmember District 1 (Acacia)

CandidateNumber of VotesVote Percentage
James Cunningham2,58644%
Roland F. Winters Jr.3,148

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Belmont, Arizona. … Belmont is a proposed planned city in the Phoenix metropolitan area of Arizona, United States. The development, a partnership between billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and local real estate investors, will be a “smart city” designed around emerging technologies.

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City of Surprise council passed a resign law.
Being a general law city, was this vote illegal because the Arizona constitution has a resign law?

I asked the city for an interpentation: Sec. 14-1. – Dates.

All city elections shall occur on the consolidated election days during the months of September and November of each election year, with the primary occurring in September and the general occurring in November.

Notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise, Arizona will hold elections as follows: Primary Election: Tuesday, August 4, 2020, and General Election: Tuesday, …

Surprise Municipal Code Sec. 14-2. – Conducted in accordance with state statute, provides that, “All city elections are conducted in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes relating to municipal elections and are subject to changes.

Because ARS 16-201 provides that, “A primary election shall be held on the first Tuesday in August in any year in which a general election or special election is held and at which candidates for public office are to be elected” and ARS 16-204 generally preempts local law due to the state legislature finding that consolidated election schedules are a matter of state-wide concern, the City follows state law on scheduling of elections, just as every other city in the state does.



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Through his investment company, Gates purchased the land for $80 million in 2017 and announced his plan to build a “smart city” called Belmont. Located on I-10 near Tonopah, the site is about 45 minutes west of downtown Phoenix (and about 30 minutes from the Goodyear airport).Sep 10, 2018.
A few years ago, Bill Gates has announced plans to build a smart city outside of Buckeye in Arizona. Through his subsidiary Mt. Lemmon Holdings, the billionaire spent $80 million to purchase more than 24,000 acres of land with plans to build a smart city, which will include housing, schools, offices and retail. Since the purchase, there has been limited information on the development of the project.
A few years ago, Bill Gates has announced plans to build a smart city outside of Buckeye in Arizona. Through his subsidiary Mt. Lemmon Holdings, the billionaire spent $80 million to purchase more than 24,000 acres of land with plans to build a smart city, which will include housing, schools, offices and retail. Since the purchase, there has been limited information on the development of the project.

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Surprise, AZ (June 26, 2020) Surprise City Court Presiding Judge, Judge Louis Frank Dominguez has been named the 2020 Justice Michael D. Ryan Award for Judicial Excellence recipient by the State Bar of Arizona Public Lawyers Section. Judge Dominguez received his B.A. in Psychology at Arizona State University and graduated from the Arizona State University College of Law. He was appointed as the Presiding Judge for the Surprise City Court in 2013.

The Public Lawyers Section annually honors a judicial officer who demonstrates dedication and commitment to improving the justice system. Recipients of the Justice Michael D. Ryan Award must demonstrate they have high ideals, personal character and judicial competence.

The Vacation Watch program is designed to provide you with the peace of mind that your house will be looked after while you are away. The Surprise Police Department offers Vacation Watches to Surprise residents who will be away for a minimum of two weeks.

The City Council voted 6-0 on May 5 to bring back the “resign to run” law that requires board and commission members to give up their seats once they submit nomination papers for City Council.

Welcome to the Surprise Election News and Results page. This site will be updated as needed to provide information on when and how to file to run as a candidate for Mayor and/or City Council, list polling locations and provide past and the most current election results

How to Request Vacation Watch Service
To request this service, please call (623) 222-4277 five days in advance of your departure

If you had been renting an apartment in Surprise for 1 year you can be a candidate to run to become a council member or mayor.

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The Surprise Nominations Committee will conduct interviews at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 8 for the following board and commission vacancies:

  • Audit Committee
  • Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee
  • Personnel Appeals Board and Veterans
  • Disability and Human Services Commission

The five-person committee will make recommendations to the City Council at its Tuesday, June 16 regular council meeting.

It will also review reappointment list and applications filed prior for the Veterans, Disability and Human Services vacancy.

The Council Chambers will be closed to the public during the meeting because of COVID-19 conditions.

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Traffic control changes on Waddell Rd, Loop 303 to Reems Rd, begin June 24

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Motorists traveling Waddell Road, Reems Road to Loop 303, can expect traffic control changes, including the activation of the signal at the Waddell Road and Sarival Avenue intersection, beginning Wednesday, June 24.

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Coronavirus in Arizona on June 22: Confirmed cases top 50,000 as of Sunday

Phoenix, AZ| 12news.com | 2h

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Doctors on the COVID-19 front lines talk about the ‘beast’“We worry about the strain to come”: For those on the health care front lines in Arizona, rising COVID-19 numbers means mo

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As Arizona posted another daily case record, the Democratic mayors of Tucson and Phoenix respectively ordered and prepared to vote on mandatory face coverings after Republican Governor Doug Ducey bowed to pressure and let cities set mask rules.

I asked the city if the council members had a limit on their spending for travel & training. Received the answer below.

The City Council has $45,000 set aside for travel and training amongst all 7 Councilmembers. Typically, we break it down by district representative and the Mayor has slightly more but at the end of the day, and for budgetary purposes – there is $45,000. As an fyi, this has not increased in at least 6 years and there has never come a time when the Council has used all of it. Mayor Wolcott had travelled substantially more than any other Councilmember so when she was Mayor, more of it was utilized during her duration than current years.

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Wolcott’s pay will increase from $34,030 a year to about $46,000, and the salary of council members will increase from $20,242 to about $27,000, according to The Republic’s calculation, which city officials said they could not confirm.Jun 12, 2018

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Are any city council members in Surprise violating this statute?

Title 9 – Arizona Revised Statutes 9-304? Compensation of alderman or councilman; failure to comply; classification
A. No mayor, alderman or councilman of any city or town shall, during the term for which he has been elected, knowingly accept, take or receive for his own use from the city or town, any money or other thing of value other than that which is provided to be paid him for his services as such.