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Road Construction Updates
06/24/2022
Dunkirk Street from 64th to 62nd avenues will be closed beginning June 22 until July 1 while the Denver Metro Gateway District constructs two sewer crossings and connections
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Aurora awards 60K in Neighborhood Improvement Grants
06/23/2022
The city of Aurora has awarded $60,000 in grant funds to 14 groups across all city wards as part of its 2022 Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program.
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Comment on Council Ward Redistricting
06/17/2022
Redistricting of the city of Aurora’s six council wards will happen in 2023, and residents have an opportunity to weigh in on proposed changes.
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Apply by July 6 for Oil and Gas Committee
06/17/2022
The city of Aurora is accepting applications until July 6 for one resident within Aurora and one industry representative to serve on the Oil and Gas Advisory Committee.
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Apply Now for Business and Nonprofit Grants
06/16/2022
With guidance from the Aurora City Council, the city of Aurora is launching two additional American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant funding programs June 27 to support small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.
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Police Chief Search: Community Input Sought
06/08/2022
The firm hired by the city of Aurora to conduct a national search for the city’s next police chief is launching a community survey today and will host a public forum Tuesday, June 14, to seek the community’s input. Residents, businesses and community partners are encouraged to help the city define the qualities, experience and values it will seek in the next chief.
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Register by June 22 for Bike to Work Day
06/06/2022
Ditch your vehicle, grab your bike and take part in Bike to Work Day, which is happening Wednesday, June 22. Register now at BikeToWorkDay.co to be entered into a drawing for prizes.
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Nominate an Outstanding Business
06/01/2022
The city of Aurora is accepting nominations from the community from June 1 to July 8 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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Block Parties and Movie Kits Launch June 1
05/27/2022
Just in time for the warmer weather months, the city of Aurora is launching a new block party permit process June 1 in tandem with a new movie kit program.
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Aurora History Museum New Exhibit “Mosaic of Cultures: Aurora’s Mexican Community”
05/10/2022
The Aurora History Museum and the city of Aurora Office of International and Immigrant Affairs celebrate Aurora’s Mexican population with a new exhibition, “Mosaic of Cultures: Aurora’s Mexican Community,” open through April 16, 2023.
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City Announces Interim Police Chief
04/20/2022
Daniel J. Oates, who led the Aurora Police Department from 2005 to 2014 and who has become a trusted voice on police reform efforts across the country in recent years, will serve as Interim Chief of Police and will help in selecting a permanent chief by the end of this year.
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City Programs Offer Home Repairs at No Cost to Residents
04/15/2022
The city of Aurora is accepting applications from income-qualified homeowners needing assistance in making necessary health and safety repairs to their homes.
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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 Announces Finalists for Court Administrator
04/14/2022
The city of Aurora has announced three finalists for the vacant Court Administrator position
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Consent Decree Monitor Launches Website, Plans Town Hall Meeting
04/14/2022
IntegrAssure, the Florida-based consultancy hired by the city of Aurora and the Colorado Attorney General to oversee the city’s progress in resolving issues identified in a ‘Patterns and Practices’ report on the city’s public safety agencies, launched AuroraMonitor.org and will host its first community town hall meeting April 19
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City manager seeks new leadership at Aurora Police Department
04/06/2022
After a considerable amount of assessment of the state of the Aurora Police Department and Chief Vanessa Wilson’s work in her two years as chief, and a recognition that areas of the department need refocused attention, Aurora City Manager Jim Twombly has made the decision to search for new leadership for APD
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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. The new process will begin with the April 11 regular council meeting.
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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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Applications Open for Global Teen Police Academy
02/28/2022
The Aurora Police Department, Aurora for Youth, and Aurora Office of International and Immigrant Affairs are excited to announce the 2022 Global Teen Police Academy, with sessions in June and July
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Red Tape Reduction Committee Wants to Hear From You
02/23/2022
A series of public hearings and online surveys will allow people to provide feedback to the City Council's Red Tape Reduction Committee about city processes, taxes and fees, and rules and regulations
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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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City Council to Resume Hybrid Meetings Feb. 14
02/09/2022
Starting Feb. 14, the Aurora City Council will conduct its regular meetings in a hybrid format, with the public able to participate either in person at the Aurora Municipal Center or remotely via a designated call-in line
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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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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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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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