Category Archives: Video & Photos

New Council Conversations Show – Update on the State of Housing

The Arizona housing market has been hot – leaving us with limited inventory and raising housing affordability concerns. Watch Mayor Skip Hall’s new Council Conversations show as he talks about the current housing status and potential solutions for the state and our city, as well as what the development process looks like here in Surprise.

Mayor Hall interviews Director for the Arizona Department of Housing, Tom Simplot, and City of Surprise Community Development Director Chris Boyd.

Watch the 2021 State of the City Video

Following an April 13 live premiere, the 2021 State of the City video is now available for on-demand replay. 

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted so many people in so many ways last year, and in this video, we highlight the resilience of our community. We connected in new ways, took care of each other, and supported our local businesses. This video also captures how our strength, effort, and strategic planning place the city’s trajectory toward future success.

The video will also replay on the Cox 11 cable channel at select times. See the schedule here:

New Council Conversations Show – City Development Update

Watch Mayor Skip Hall’s new Council Conversations show for an update on development across the city, including the emerging commercial growth corridors of Surprise City Center and the Prasada Loop 303!

Mayor Hall interviews representatives from each of the development groups for those areas – Carefree Partners Vice President Scott Phillips and Founder & CEO of Simon CRE Joshua Simon. He also talks about the growth of employment projects in the area with Greater Phoenix Economic Council President & CEO Chris Camacho.