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OLD NEWS Surprise, Arizona

11/16/2006 6:16:47 PM
The Mayor and Council Members
THE MAYOR AND SOME OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS MUST BE MADE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHILE THEY FEEL INVINCIBLE, THAT IS NOT THE CASE AT ALL. THEIR CONSTANT SHOW OF ARROGANCE AGAINST ANYONE THAT DARES TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THEM WILL BE THEIR DOWNFALL.
DONNA WEEKLY

November 16th, 2006 at 7:17 pm e WE SHOULD CALL OUR LOCAL PAPERS AND TELL THEM THAT IN OUR OPINION THEIR COVERAGE OF SURPRISE IS POOR IF NOT NONE EXISTING.
2. anonymous Says:
November 16th, 2006 at 7:19 pm e RVUKANOVICH, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WERE VICE-MAYOR IN THE CITY OF SURPRISE, WILL YOU BE WRITING ARTICLES? OUR LOCAL NEWS BLOG IS A JOKE.
3. rvukanovich Says:
November 16th, 2006 at 7:35 pm e YES, I WILL BE WRITING ARTICLES, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT THE PAPERS DON’T LIKE TO TOUCH. PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO ME, TELLING ME WHETHER OR NOT TO USE YOUR NAME. I WILL BE THE ONLY PERSON TO HAVE YOUR NAME AND WILL NOT USE IT IN ANY WAY OTHER THAN WHAT YOU PERMIT.

I Strongly Support This New Web/Blog
I STRONGLY SUPPORT MR. BOB VUKANOVICH’S NEW WEB/BLOG. I GREATLY APPRECIATE HIS WANTING TO ENSURE THAT ONLY RELEVENT INFORMATION AND FACTS ARE IDENTIFIED AND BROUGHT FORWARD FOR INTELLIGENT DISCUSSION, RATHER THAN ALLOWING SLANDEROUS, MALICIOUS, BIGOTED AND NON-VALID (HEARSAY) COMMUNICATION TO RESIDE ON HIS SITE. I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS, “CONSTRUCTIVE” CRITICISMS, AND LAUDATORY PRAISES WITH OTHERS. ALSO, WHILE DISCUSSIONS PERTAINING TO CITY GOVERNMENT, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, GROWTH AND THE LIKE ARE IMPORTANT, THERE ARE A VAST NUMBER OF TOPICS THAT WOULD BE ENJOYABLE TO SHARE AND CHAT ABOUT WITH OTHERS. GOOD JOB, BOB. I REALIZE YOUR WEB SITE IS STILL “UNDER CONSTRUCTION,” BUT I APPLAUD YOU FOR THE WORK YOU’VE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED.
-BILL LIPSCOMB

Stadium Funds
WE SHOULD THANK THE MAYOR, FORMER COUNCIL MEMBERS AND FORMER CITY MANAGER BECAUSE THEY WERE THE TRUE PIONEERS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPRING TRAINING IN THE WEST VALLEY.
THE CITY OF SURPRISE WITH THE HELP OF THE SENIOR CITIZENS OF SUN CITY AND SUN CITY WEST WAS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR IN THE VOTE TO EXTEND THE stadium.

E-Mail to Mayor Shafer
Resolution#07-63 was an agreement between the City and the developer or the land owner that was approved by Council on May 24, 07.
Not wishing to debate this issue, I am only asking, in this agreement will the City of Surprise be reimbursed in the future for these expenditures?

As per the Project Overview: In the CIP there is $9.5 million allocated for this project.

E-Mail from Mayor Shafer…..You can be assured that the developer will have to abide by the usal agreement.

I have been informed that this will come before Council thanks for the import.
Unless I am wrong this project can cost the taxpayers anywhere from $10 to $20 million, was that the intention of the council when voting for Resolution 07-63?
As always, Bob Vukanovich

I’m convinced this will be the most important election in the city’s history. I mean, when the city manager, Jim Rumpeltes, read a statement in June that talked about a dysfunctional city and said some council members ruled by “threats and coercion,” the antennae of all voters should have shot up.

The Maricopa County Election Board said they would call our City Clerk so they could correct their web–site.
On the city web-site it said that we would have to pay the postage when we mailed our ballot in, believing this was morally wrong, I called the Maricopa County Election Board.
The Election Board assured me that the city will pay for the postage, the ballot will have a return stamp on it.

When our City Manager Jim Rumpeltes made his accusation against this sitting council, I thought and still do that the State of Arizona should have taken control of the city until we have some resemblance of order.

In 2007 I asked Council if we had a surplus of approx. $200M. In April of 2007 the council was told that they had no money, amazingly a few months later they paid cash for the construction of our new city hall.