On June 23, the
city hosted a virtual town hall for the finalists to answer questions from
the Aurora community and address their plans for public safety, building
community trust and managing outstanding issues in the
During this week,
the finalists also had meetings with Mayor Mike Coffman and the Aurora City
Council, the Aurora Police Department and the Aurora community. The town
hall meeting and several of the community conversations were live-streamed
on AuroraTV.org and can
be watched there anytime, including a Spanish interpretation of the virtual
and Gas Regulations Virtual Town Hall Meetings
Join us to ask questions about the city's draft oil and gas
regulations. Virtual town meetings will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.
June 30 and July 16. Access information is available on the
City Council to
vote on independent investigation in Elijah McClain case
Mayor Mike Coffman
has called for a vote of the Aurora City Council July 6 regarding an
independent, external investigation into the Elijah McClain case.
The City Council
Public Safety, Courts, and Civil Service Policy Committee—Council Members Allison
Hiltz (Chair), Curtis Gardner and Angela Lawson—previously called for the
independent investigation and will bring the proposal forward to the full
council at the July 6 meeting.
investigation will include a team of experts who will thoroughly examine
the actions of Aurora police, firefighters and paramedics in the case.
Coffman feels it is imperative that the city moves forward quickly and
urgently with this investigation to provide answers to the community.
Recreation and Open Space Department announces several re-openings
recreation locations are now open or opening soon:
• The Aurora
Reservoir swim beach is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Beck, Central
and Moorhead recreation centers will reopen to the public Monday, July 6.
Details will be available by the end of this week at AuroraGov.org/Recreation.
• Central and
Moorhead recreation center indoor pools will also be open with adjustments
made for health and safety. Beck Recreation Center’s pool has been
undergoing renovations and will not open at this time.
• Del Mar Water
Park and Meadow Hills outdoor pool will reopen Wednesday, July 8. Details
will be posted by the end of this week at AuroraGov.org/Pools.
• The Eldorado,
Hampden Run and Pagosa Park playgrounds have all been recently renovated
and are now open to the public.
• Visit AuroraGov.org/PROS
for continued updates on recreation programming and facilities in
For the latest on
COVID-19 and the city's response, as well as available resources for
businesses and residents, go to the city's information page at AuroraGov.org/COVID-19.
Council members are
eager to hear from residents and committed to forums in which those
conversations can occur, but the format and structure of town meetings may
be affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Please visit AuroraGov.org/Council to check the latest information on meeting
View this meeting
online at AuroraTV.org and cable channels 8 and 880. You may also listen
to the meeting by phone (see AuroraGov.org for details). In advance of the meeting,
submit a comment for Public Invited To Be Heard or an individual agenda
item to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your email whether you
want your comment read into the record at the meeting or simply forwarded
to mayor and City Council. Staff will read the first three minutes of any
comment into the record as requested. Comments will also be accepted in
advance of the meeting by phone by calling the City Clerk’s Office at
Friday, June 26, 3
p.m. (no Mayor Mike Live show will air July 3 due to the holiday)
Join Aurora Mayor
Mike Coffman on his weekly live stream of "Mayor Mike Live" on Facebook and AuroraTV.org. Mayor Mike will be answering
questions so get yours ready.
Draft Oil and Gas
Regulations Virtual Town Hall
Tuesday, June 30, 6
to 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 16, 6
to 8 p.m.
The city of Aurora
is updating the Aurora Municipal Code with regulations and Best Management
Practices related to oil and gas. All oil and gas regulations will be contained in a new document titled
"Oil & Gas Manual." The Aurora Municipal Code will be updated
to refer to the Oil & Gas Manual for regulations pertaining to oil and
gas. Two virtual town hall meetings will take place for the public to ask
questions about the draft regulations. Access the meeting online at AuroraGov.org/OilandGas or call 1.720.650.7664 (access code 146 898
3757) for audio only. To submit comments on the draft regulations by July 26, email Oil&Gas@auroragov.org.
Census 2020 Series
June 30 to Aug. 18,
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
The city of Aurora
will host the Trusted Voices: Census 2020 series on Facebook Live. Join us as we talk with trusted voices
throughout our community about the benefits and opportunities of completing
the 2020 census.
Aurora Mobile Food
Pantry (note new day and location)
Thursday, July 2, 10
a.m. to until food has been distributed
In partnership with
Aurora Interfaith Community Services, the city of Aurora is distributing at
least 9,000 meals every week at various locations throughout the city.
Photo ID or proof of Aurora residency is required. All Aurora households
are eligible. Food for pets is also available, as well as emergency food
kits for those experiencing homelessness. For questions, call 720.557.6444
or visit AuroraGov.org/MobileFoodPantry.
Do you feel a little
shut off from the rest of the world during the Stay-at-Home order? Some
city programs have some great ways for you to stay connected.
·Aurora Dance Arts: On
its Facebook page, Aurora
Dance Arts is providing live online dance classes, with some of their
fabulous faculty teaching from home, dance tutorials and dance challenge
videos, and various other online resources for dancers and families.
·Aurora Public Library: The
library has daily storytime on Facebook,
ebooks, audiobooks and other remote-access tools, Learn at Home activities,
Do It Yourself projects, virtual field trips to museums, national parks,
etc., and more. Aurora Public Schools students can access most library
databases using their student ID number.
·Art in Public Places: The
city’s Art in Public Places program has a downloadable coloring book
featuring some of the most popular public arts in Aurora. Visit its Facebook page to
download your free copy.
·The People’s Building: Aurora's
newest cultural facility is creating a series of videos on its Facebook and Instagram titled
“Six Feet Apart,” which profiles some of the artists and performers who
will be showcased at the building once we return to healthier times.