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Road Construction Updates
02/16/2024
A private development project will result in a full closure of southbound Chambers Road between 17th and Colfax avenues from Feb. 19 to March 15 around the clock, and two of three lanes closed around the clock from Feb. 12 to March 7 to maintain infrastructure. Follow the signed detour; use alternate routes.
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Give Input for 13th Avenue and Colfax Plan Updates
02/15/2024
In preparation for several potential development opportunities, the city of Aurora is updating the 13th Avenue and Fitzsimons-Colfax station area plan and creating an urban renewal plan for the area. The community is encouraged to provide feedback via a short survey and through a public meeting.
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Apply by March 11 for Planning and Zoning Commission
02/13/2024
Following a request from the Aurora City Council, the city of Aurora has reopened the application window to fill a vacancy on its Planning and Zoning Commission. The deadline to apply to be considered for the partial-term vacancy is March 11, 2024. The term of the vacancy ends Dec. 31, 2024.
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Statewide Award for Build Up Aurora Project
02/09/2024
The Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association has awarded the city of Aurora and local paving contractor Martin Marietta with a “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Award in the Project Delivery category for the city’s 2023 Overlay Program, also known as the Build Up Aurora residential street maintenance program.
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New Secure Bike Storage at Two Stations
02/07/2024
The city of Aurora has installed new hourly bike lockers at RTD's Aurora Metro Center and Iliff stations.
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Apply to Volunteer for a Board or Commission
02/01/2024
The city of Aurora is accepting applications now for vacancies on a number of city boards and commissions. Volunteering for a board or commission is one way for residents to get engaged in local government.
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Aurora Youth Center Community Engagement Process Underway
01/26/2024
Those interested in providing feedback can complete the short survey in multiple languages at EngageAurora.org/YouthCenter
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Aurora City Council Approves Purchase of Property for Regional Navigation Campus
01/23/2024
On Monday, Jan. 22, Aurora City Council approved 7-3 the purchase of the property at 15550 E. 40th Ave. in Aurora for its regional navigation campus to serve those experiencing homelessness.
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Chief Acevedo to Depart Aurora Police Department
01/16/2024
After leading the Aurora Police Department and serving the community for more than a year, Chief Art Acevedo has decided to return to Texas to be with his family
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Spruce Up your Neighborhood with Neighborhood Improvement Grants
01/16/2024
Aurora's Housing and Community Services is offering Neighborhood Improvement Grants of up to $5,000 for neighborhood groups and residents (where a neighborhood organization may not exist) to help enhance neighborhoods while strengthening neighborhood relationships among residents.
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Cold-weather Tips and Resources for Shelter, Pets, Power and Pipes
01/11/2024
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Watch for the Aurora area, with a dangerously cold forecast Jan. 12 to Jan. 16.
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Stay Informed with Weekly Purchasing Report
01/05/2024
If you’d like to stay better informed on how the city spends its money and who receives city contracts, Aurora makes it easy with a weekly report of purchasing activity.
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Batchelor Sworn In as City Manager
12/20/2023
Jason Batchelor, who has served as interim city manager since April 2023, was sworn in as the permanent city manager at the Dec. 18 City Council regular meeting.
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Nominations Due by Jan. 19 for Aurora Business Recognition Awards Program
12/15/2023
The city of Aurora is accepting nominations from the community through Dec. 15 for its annual Aurora Business Recognition Awards Program, which began in 2005 to celebrate successful businesses that are leaders in the workplace and community.
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Emergency siren test - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14
11/13/2023
The city of Aurora Office of Emergency Management will conduct an audible test of the city’s emergency outdoor warning sirens at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14
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Vote by Tuesday for City Races, Ballot Measures
11/06/2023
View results from the 2023 municipal election at AuroraGov.org/2023Elections.
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City Honors Businesses at Oct. 18 Ceremony
10/20/2023
The city of Aurora and its Business Advisory Board hosted its Aurora Business Recognition Awards Ceremony this week to honor several Aurora businesses that have demonstrated innovation and creativity, great community impact and ongoing resiliency.
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¡Celebra! Hispanic Heritage Month
09/13/2023
¡Celebra! Hispanic Heritage Month with the city of Aurora
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Southeast Recreation Center Earns Award
09/12/2023
The city of Aurora’s new Southeast Recreation Center has earned a regional award in an annual contest to discover the best U.S. construction projects.
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Aurora Celebrates Civic Engagement Academy Graduates
09/05/2023
The city of Aurora recently celebrated the graduation of 25 individuals from its Civic Engagement Academy.
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Aurora Commits to Creating More Affordable Housing
08/28/2023
The city of Aurora’s commitment to increase affordable housing within the next three years was recently accepted by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) as part of its implementation of Proposition 123.
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New Online Warrant Search for Municipal Court
08/21/2023
The Aurora Municipal Court has rolled out a new online warrant search that allows people to check on outstanding warrants without having to visit or call the court
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City Council Awards Funding for Youth Activities
08/18/2023
Over the summer, the Aurora City Council directed $3.8 million in funds—received from the sale of the Denver Broncos—toward youth activities as part of the Dream Big for Aurora Youth campaign.
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Aurora Launches New Approach to Reducing Youth Violence
08/08/2023
The city of Aurora is in the early stages of implementing a new approach to reducing youth violence, called Standing Against Violence Every Day (SAVE)
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Candidate Nomination Petitions Available Aug. 9
08/03/2023
Residents who plan to run for the Aurora City Council as part of the Nov. 7, 2023, election may pick up a nomination petition section starting Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Aurora City Clerk’s Office in the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.
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Aurora City Clerk Issues Initial Determination of Sufficiency in Charter Amendment Proposal
07/25/2023
Petitioners seeking to amend the Aurora city charter, a proposal that is available for review on the Aurora City Clerk’s website, have met the requirements prescribed by Aurora’s Municipal Code and Colorado state law.
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New Chief Public Defender Appointed
07/17/2023
The Aurora Public Defender Commission has appointed Elizabeth Cadiz as the city’s new Chief Public Defender.
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Aurora Public Library introduces new identity
07/05/2023
APL new logo with vibrant colors radiating from a bright light
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Aurora Animal Shelter Celebrates 40 years
06/12/2023
June marks the 40th anniversary of the Aurora Animal Shelter, 15750 E. 32nd Ave. To celebrate this milestone, the shelter has launched an Instagram account - @AuroraCOAnimalShelter and is offering $40 adoption fees on all adult dogs and cats, six months and older through June 17.
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Check Out the Build Up Aurora Project Tracker
06/01/2023
Street maintenance work has begun in Aurora neighborhoods as part of the city of Aurora’s “Build Up Aurora” program to improve the condition of its residential streets.
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Summer of Imagination: Shared Stories kicks off May 30
05/30/2023
Summer of Imagination: Shared Stories poster, a diverse group of children reading books
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Apply Now to Participate in Aurora Civic Engagement Academy
05/25/2023
The Aurora Civic Engagement Academy is an eight-week program that helps residents deepen their knowledge of the city and its operations. The program aims to develop and cultivate leaders in the community and provide insights into council's decision-making process.
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Apply Now to Serve on a City Board
05/15/2023
Volunteer for a board or commission to get engaged in local government. Find out more and apply at AuroraGov.org/Boards. There are a number with open positions.
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Connect with your Neighbors with Aurora Resources
04/19/2023
Are you looking for ways to unite your neighborhood? Consider hosting a movie night or another fun activity, such as a block party, with some expenses paid by Aurora Neighborhood Mini-Grants.
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Aurora’s partnership with UCHealth increases clinician staffing for crisis intervention programs
03/29/2023
The city of Aurora is proud to announce its recent partnership with UCHealth has successfully launched with six new clinicians and two care coordinators hired for Aurora’s crisis intervention programs
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Aurora Offers Pandemic-related Mortgage Relief
03/06/2023
The city of Aurora has launched the Aurora Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program to help eligible homeowners impacted financially by COVID-19 keep their homes.
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City Manager Jim Twombly announces his retirement
02/10/2023
After a 42-year career in public service spanning multiple states, Aurora City Manager Jim Twombly has announced he will retire on April 7
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City Manager Selects Alec Oughton as Fire Chief
01/23/2023
Aurora City Manager Jim Twombly has selected Alec Oughton, Fire Chief of the Henrico, County, Va., Division of Fire, as Aurora’s next fire chief pending City Council’s confirmation at its regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 30
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Alert for Home Rehab Program Participants
01/19/2023
Some participants in the city of Aurora’s housing rehabilitation programs have reported receiving letters with deceiving and urgent language
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New Council Ward Boundary Map Now Available
12/05/2022
Following a standard redistricting process that included many opportunities for the public to weigh in, the Aurora City Council recently approved council ward maps with adjusted boundaries. A new map reflecting the changes, which are effective Dec. 17, 2022, is available at AuroraGov.org/Maps.
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City Announces Art Acevedo As Second Interim Police Chief
11/15/2022
Aurora names nationally recognized law enforcement leader as its second interim police chief
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New Aurora911 Nurse Navigation Program
11/08/2022
Recognizing the costs associated with health care services and the ongoing mission to make 911 response more efficient, the city of Aurora is partnering with Global Medical Response to introduce the Aurora911 Nurse Navigation program. It is a new service designed to quickly and better determine the best level of care response based on a 911 caller's medical needs.
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Phoenix Awards issued to Aurora first responders, mother for saving baby’s life
10/04/2022
Multiple first responders from various Aurora agencies were recognized Oct. 4 with a special award for their role in saving a baby’s life
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AuroraTV Wins 12 National Honors
09/09/2022
AuroraTV has again been awarded top news series among all local governments across the U.S. and received the second-highest honor for overall excellence in its budget size at the 2022 NATOA Government Programming Awards
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City Launches New Aurora Eats Dining Guide
08/25/2022
The latest iteration of Aurora's dining guide features nearly 200 authentic, specialty restaurants and is available via an interactive map online or as a printed publication.
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Aurora Awards Funds to Organizations for Youth Violence Intervention and Prevention Efforts
07/13/2022
As part of Aurora’s ongoing efforts to address youth violence – a problem many cities face - the city has awarded $260,000 to organizations that support youth violence reduction efforts through prevention and intervention services within the city.
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Letter from City Manager to Aurora Community
04/15/2022
City Manager Jim Twombly has issued a letter to members of the community regarding recent public conversation and scrutiny about the change of leadership in the Aurora Police Department
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City Manager Responds to Police Records Backlog
04/05/2022
City Manager Jim Twombly details why he commissioned an assessment of Aurora Police Department's Records section, his actions to swiftly address identified issues, and APD's progress
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New Online Registration for Council Public Comment
04/01/2022
The Aurora City Council, which welcomes public comment, has refined its process for speaking before the council.
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City Council Passes Resolution in Support of Crime-Reduction Strategies
03/29/2022
The Aurora City Council approved a resolution Monday, March 28, to support comprehensive crime-reduction strategies in conjunction with the Aurora Police Department and city management, and to set up regular progress updates on new initiatives and existing efforts to build a safer community
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City, AG Select Consent Decree Monitor
02/10/2022
The city of Aurora and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office have selected IntegrAssure, a Florida-based risk management consultancy, to provide independent oversight as Aurora resolves issues identified in a ‘Patterns and Practices’ report on the city’s public safety agencies
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Opt In to Receive Emergency Notifications
01/19/2022
Keeping you and your family safe is important. And knowing what is going on in the world around you is critical to maintaining that safety. Aurora911 uses CodeRED as our emergency alert provider, but you have to opt in to receive lifesaving information.
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Aurora Ranks No. 1 in State for Immigrant Support on New Index
12/01/2021
The city of Aurora has been ranked No. 1 overall in Colorado on the New American Economy Cities Index for its commitment to support its immigrant population
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Consent Decree Agreement Reached Between City and Attorney General
11/16/2021
The city of Aurora and the Colorado Attorney General have reached a final agreement in principle on the terms of a consent decree to resolve issues identified in a September ‘Patterns and Practices’ report about the Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Rescue
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AG Issues Patterns and Practices Review of Aurora Police and Fire
09/24/2021
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced the findings of his office's patterns and practices investigation of the Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Rescue, and City Manager Jim Twombly, Police Chief Vanessa Wilson and Fire Rescue Chief Fernando Gray have released statements
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Statements from City Manager, Police Chief and Fire Chief Following Indictments in Elijah McClain Case
09/01/2021
With today's announcement by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser that a grand jury has returned criminal charges against two current Aurora police officers, one former Aurora police officer and two firefighters involved in the Elijah McClain case, City Manager Jim Twombly, Police Chief Vanessa Wilson and Fire Rescue Chief Fernando Gray have released statements
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Independent Report Released in Elijah McClain Case
03/16/2021
Independent investigators tasked with reviewing the 2019 death of Elijah McClain released the results of their review to the city Feb. 22 in advance of their presentation to Aurora City Council
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Aurora Outlines “A New Way” Forward in Restoring Community Trust in Police Department
10/20/2020
Chief of Police Vanessa Wilson on Monday, Oct. 19, presented to City Council a plan of action for restoring trust in the Aurora Police Department, titled “A New Way”
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