Councilmember David Sanders' Monthly Newsletter

District 5 Newsletter • April 2020

Thank you for signing up to receive my Council newsletter. As always, it is my goal to email you a monthly newsletter with information regarding current events and items that may be of interest to you. In addition, you can find me at www.facebook/district5councilmansanders for regular updates. Each month, I conduct a Facebook Live interview that highlights different businesses, institutions, and people in District 5. Be sure to tune in! You can always reach me at david.sanders@surpriseaz.gov or 623.222.1325. Also, please feel free to visit my webpage at http://d5.surpriseaz.gov. As always, it is my distinct honor to serve you.

COVID-19

Given the constant fluidity of information during this global pandemic, it is important that we all rely on current, official, and reliable sources for our information. The City of Surprise has a webpage devoted to giving residents up-to-date and accurate information on the topic www.surpriseaz.gov/COVID-19. Please check our website frequently, as it is updated as information becomes available.

For health information you can visit the Maricopa County Department of Health website at https://www.maricopa.gov/5460/Coronavirus-Disease-2019, the Centers for Disease Control website at cdc.gov/COVID19 and the Arizona Department of Health Services website at https://www.azdhs.gov/.

Restaurant Banner Program

If you own a restaurant in the City of Surprise, please take advantage of our new Restaurant Banner Program! Restaurant owners can choose from two different banners that let residents easily identify what services are available at your location. Banners are FREE, and available for pick-up outside the main entrance of City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, or to request a banner be delivered, you can email kris.cassens@surpriseaz.gov.

Red Business Sign which reads, "Open During COVID-19."

I want to thank AZPRO (azprogroup.com), who provided the concept and material, for partnering with the city on this great program!

COVID-19 Business & Workforce Resources

Mayor Skip Hall and I have been diligently working with our Economic Development team to exchange ideas to help our businesses at this time. As such, our Economic Development team has created a website with information for our local businesses and workforce. Please check it out at www.surpriseaz.gov/3802/COVID-19-Business-Workforce-Resources.

If you are a customer looking for ways to help out local business, a business owner looking for the most up to date information from the Governor’s office, or a job seeker looking for employment opportunities, this website has links to current information and resources to help you. Please check back often, as the website is updated as new information becomes available.

Virtual Meet and Greets

Thank you to those of you who reached out and requested that I continue my Meet and Greet sessions during this time. Until CDC guidelines change, I will be using Facebook LIVE to host my monthly meetings. Please join me on Facebook, www.facebook/district5councilmansanders for my next regularly scheduled Meet and Greet on April 25 at 9 a.m.

State of the City

Tune in for the video premier of Mayor Skip Hall’s State of the City Address on April 15 at 6 p.m. on Surprise TV, the Surprise TV website www.surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv, or via Facebook LIVE on the City of Surprise Facebook page. Surprise is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year! I hope you can watch and see the many achievements we’ve accomplished as a city.