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RTD Seeking Feedback on Growing Service
01/21/2022
As part of the ongoing Reimagine RTD process, RTD released a draft System Optimization Plan (SOP) in January for public review. The SOP provides a route-by-route guide for service growth between now and 2027. Comments will be accepted through Feb. 9.
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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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Enforcement Rules for Lobbyist Registration
01/13/2022
The Aurora City Council approved an ordinance this week that updates the city's lobbyist reporting requirements, including the implementation of rules for enforcement.
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New Planning and Development Services Director Announced
01/11/2022
Aurora’s newly hired Planning & Development Services director is bringing 25 years of land use, policy and law experience to the city. Jeannine Rustad, who most recently spent six years as the planning manager for the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District in Beaverton, Oregon, will take on her new role Jan. 31 at the city of Aurora to oversee long range planning, development services and development review.
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Road Construction Updates
01/07/2022
Third Avenue between Powhaton Road and Newcastle Way will be closed until spring weather allows for a top matt of asphalt to be layed down. Following the opening of the Third Avenue and Powhaton Rd closure, Sixth Avenue between Powhaton Road and Newcastle Way will be closed for about three weeks. Detour via Third Avenue.
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Neighborhood Improvement Grants Coming Soon
01/06/2022
Aurora wants to help spruce up neighborhoods while strengthening neighborhood relationships among residents by offering Neighborhood Improvement Grants of up to $5,000 for neighborhood groups and residents
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Court Postpones Jury Trials Jan. 4 to 27
01/03/2022
Due to public health precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Aurora Municipal Court has ordered that all of its jury trials scheduled between Jan. 4 and 27 will be postponed, although Jury Trial Status Conferences on WebEx will continue. See the article for more details.
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City, Colorado Attorney General seek public input before selecting Consent Decree Monitor
12/22/2021
The city of Aurora and the state Attorney General's Office will hold a public forum on Jan. 5 with the finalists for the Consent Decree Monitor position, and the public is invited to submit questions in advance
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Tree Recycling Dec. 27 to Jan. 10
12/21/2021
Bring your Christmas tree to one of the city's drop-off sites from Dec. 27 through Jan. 10 for free recycling.
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History Museum Opens "Without a Home" Exhibit
12/13/2021
Exhibit offers collection of stories from over 20 people experiencing housing insecurity
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Special E-cycling Pricing Dec. 27 to Jan. 8
12/09/2021
The city of Aurora's final opportunity in 2021 for e-cycling for Aurora residents and nonresidents is Dec. 27 to 31 and Jan. 3 to 8.
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Apply Now for the Civil Service Commission
12/08/2021
The city of Aurora is accepting applications again for a resident to serve on Civil Service Commission.
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Apply Now for the Planning and Zoning Commission
12/03/2021
The city of Aurora is accepting applications for residents to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
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New Council Members Take Office Dec. 6
12/02/2021
Following the Nov. 2 municipal election, there will be four new faces on the Aurora City Council starting with the Dec. 6 council meeting
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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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Tri-County Issues New Face Covering Order
11/23/2021
With COVID-19 hospitalizations surging in Colorado, Tri-County Health Department's board of health has issued a public health order requiring masking in all public indoor spaces in Adams and Arapahoe counties.
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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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COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters at Aurora Municipal Campus
11/13/2021
Tri-County Health Department, in partnership with Jogan Health, is offering COVID-19 vaccines (including booster shots for ages 16 and older and Pfizer pediatric shots) seven days a week at the Aurora Municipal Campus.
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AuroraTV Receives Top Honors for News Series and Overall Excellence
09/27/2021
AuroraTV has been awarded top news series among all local governments across the U.S. and has been named best overall station in its budget size in the 2021 NATOA Government Programming Awards
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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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Aurora, Adams County Launch Pilot Program Supporting Unhoused Veterans
08/27/2021
The city of Aurora and Adams County have entered into a new partnership to connect unhoused veterans with employment and services.
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Aurora Water Ranked #1 Among Midsize Water Utilities in the West
05/05/2021
Aurora Water, which provides water, sewer and storm drain services to over 388,000 customers, received the highest ranking in the west midsize segment of the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study of customers’ satisfaction nationally among water customers in the US.
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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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City launches online public engagement platform
02/18/2021
At a time when in-person meetings are still limited due to COVID-19, the city of Aurora is launching an online tool, Engage Aurora, as an additional way for members of the community to participate and offer feedback on city projects and programs.
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Apply Now for Rental Assistance Program
01/19/2021
The city of Aurora is accepting applications for the Rental Assistance Program, which provides assistance with lease payments for residents who have faced financial hardship directly related to the COVID-19 crisis, such as a job loss
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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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