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E-cycling Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 at Techno Rescue
09/26/2022
The city of Aurora's next opportunity in 2022 for e-cycling for Aurora residents is Sept. 26 to Oct. 1.
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Road Construction Updates
09/23/2022
Gun Club Road between Sixth and Colfax avenues will be closed until mid-October while a new alignment to Gun Club Road is being constructed. Signed detour is east to Powhaton or west to Picadilly. Expect delays.
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Police Chief Finalists Engagement Opportunities
09/21/2022
Following a national search for Aurora’s next police chief, the finalists for the position have been named, and community engagement opportunities will continue this week.
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Calacas and Photo Exhibits at Aurora Public Library
09/19/2022
Aurora Public Library Hosts “Calacas” and Photo Exhibit in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Take Our Del Mar Triangle Mobility Survey by Sept. 30
09/16/2022
Residents are invited to attend the city’s Walk, Bike, Drive, Learn Event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Havana Park, 10600 E. 11th Ave., to help improve neighborhood mobility in the intersections at Havana Street, 11th Avenue and Del Mar Parkway.
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Aurora Mobile Response Team Enters Second Year of Service
09/12/2022
The Aurora Mobile Response Team (AMRT) has entered its second year of service after serving more than 500 individuals.
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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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Input Needed: Gartrell/E-470 Interchange
09/01/2022
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Board and Commissions Openings Available
09/01/2022
The city of Aurora is accepting applications now for vacancies on a number of boards and commissions.
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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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Amid Surge in Owner Surrenders, Aurora Animal Shelter Seeks Public Assistance
08/23/2022
Like many other animal shelters in the front range, the Aurora Animal Shelter is experiencing an unprecedented high number of owner-surrendered dogs and is currently at full capacity. Starting Aug. 23, the shelter can no longer accept surrendered dogs until further notice.
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Block Party Permits and Movie Kits Still Available
08/03/2022
There is still plenty of warmer weather to enjoy this year and take advantage of the city's block party permits and new movie kit program.
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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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City Announces Interim Fire Chief
07/11/2022
The Aurora City Manager’s Office has appointed Deputy Chief Allen Robnett as Interim Fire Chief while a nationwide search is conducted.
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Aurora Public Library Financial Literacy Summer Series
07/06/2022
Financial Literacy Summer Series by Aurora Public Library and Bellco Credit Union
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Aurora Recognizes Volunteers and Organizations with Community Spirit Awards
07/01/2022
The city of Aurora has recognized 18 community volunteers and four organizations with Community Spirit Awards for helping make Aurora a great place to call home.
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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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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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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 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.
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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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