Thursday, July 30, 2020

City Newsletter - July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020

Remain diligent in wearing face coverings

We in Aurora continue to be under the recent executive order from Gov. Jared Polis and public health order from Tri-County Health Department that require people ages 11 and older to wear a covering over their noses and mouths in public indoor spaces and in other situations, depending on the order.

The council-approved disaster declaration enables the city to delegate enforcement authority to other city departments aside from the Aurora Police Department. Residents who have concerns about the mandate not being followed may reach out to Tri-County Health Department’s call center at 303.220.9200. Concerns about business non-compliance may be sent to or 303.739.7057.

Face coverings are a safe, inexpensive, effective and easy way to slow the spread of COVID-19, used in conjunction with other best practices such as social distancing, handwashing and staying at home while experiencing symptoms.

For the latest information and resources related to COVID-19 in Aurora, visit

Comment on draft Oil & Gas Manual by Aug. 23

The city is updating the Municipal Code with regulations and best practices related to oil and gas, and wants your feedback. Go online to view a recent virtual town hall and leave your comments.

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Take part in Global Fest Virtual Parade of Nations by submitting flag photo by Aug. 3

A group of people stand outside around a flag
Global Fest, the city of Aurora's annual celebration of cultures and traditions, is going virtual for 2020. Instead of the usual Parade of Nations at which Aurorans cross the event stage carrying the flag of a nation that is part of their heritage, this year we're inviting our residents to send in photos of themselves or their families holding a flag. It can be a cloth flag, a flag printed on paper, even a digital image of a flag on a phone or tablet.

Just snap a photo and submit it by Aug. 3 at, and then watch the event on Facebook Live or AuroraTV at 11 a.m. Aug. 15 and see if your photo made it.

Learn about vision for City Center area at virtual public meeting Aug. 6

Aurora’s City Center area has changed a lot in recent years, and there is potentially so much more to come for this area east of I-225 and flanking Alameda Parkway to the north and south. There is quite a bit of development interest in the area and construction is happening right now on The Fieldhouse at the Town Center at Aurora and the city’s first In-N-Out Burger. Additional opportunities for investment could transform City Center even further.

To help shape and support this development interest, the city plans to create a vision and development framework for this area. You are invited to share your vision and hopes for how City Center continues to develop over time at a virtual public meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Local speakers will talk about opportunities for investment in retail and restaurants, housing, office and employment, entertainment and hospitality, small and locally owned businesses, and marketing and branding, and participants will have a chance to ask questions and share their ideas.

To join the Aug. 6 meeting on Webex, visit for the online link or call in (audio only) using 720.650.7664 (access code 146 674 4625). If you aren’t able to attend, you may view the recorded meeting online and share your thoughts through an online survey after Aug. 6 on the City Center webpage.


Council Member Town Meetings
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 to check the latest information on meeting dates.

City Council Regular Meeting (Virtual)
Monday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.
View this meeting online at and cable channels 8 and 880. You may also listen to the meeting by phone (see for details). • Streamed live at or cable channels 8 and 880 only

Mayor Mike Live
Friday, July 31, 3 p.m.
Join Mayor Coffman on Facebook Live or every Friday for updates on the city’s COVID-19 response, as well as information on topics being discussed in our city. This week (July 31), Council Member Juan Marcano (Ward IV) will discuss a proposed ordinance banning carotid control holds by police, and Aurora's Community Relations Manager Claudine McDonald and Christina Stimson, executive director of Aurora Interfaith Community Services, will discuss the Aurora Mobile Food Pantry. Live streamed on on Facebook and

Library's Summer of Imagination
Through Aug. 1
This year’s summer program is completely virtual. Register online and download your reading logs. When you reach your reading milestones, email us at to receive your prizes.

Colfax Canvas Mural Fest
Saturday, Aug. 1
Driving Tour: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Walking Tour and Live Events: 2 to 6 p.m.
Ten muralists are coming to the heart of the Aurora Cultural Arts District, paired with talented local musicians. This family friendly event also will feature food trucks, painting and more. RSVP for walking tours (limited time slots available)
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.

Trusted Voices: Census 2020 Series 
Through 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
Wednesdays in August, 10 a.m. until food has been distributed
In partnership with Aurora Interfaith Community Services, the city of Aurora has distributed more than 290,000 meals this summer as part of the Aurora Mobile Food Pantry. 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
Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Ave.

City Center Vision Virtual Public Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
To help shape and support the development interest in the City Center area, the city plans to create a vision and development framework. Share your thoughts about the right mix of housing, shopping, jobs, entertainment, recreation and other activities that could be a part of City Center and what will draw people to this area for years to come.
Information on how to join the meeting at

Virtual Storytime
Daily, 10 a.m. (Wednesdays is American Sign Language)
Aurora Public Library has been offering virtual programming since mid-March. One of the most popular programs is the daily storytime. Other ongoing programs include Reader’s Corner, Mystery Read and Create & DYI. To learn more about all the virtual programming, visit or the Aurora Public Library Facebook page

Virtual Dance classes
Daily, time varies
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.

Super Old News (virtual)
Tuesdays, 11 a.m.
Every week, time-travelling news anchor Skip DeCade takes you back in time reporting on Facebook Live Aurora news from the first half of the 20th century. The stories presented are borrowed from the Aurora Democrat newspaper which reported Aurora's news from 1909 to 1955.

Mornings at the Museum (virtual)
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. (ages 2-5)
Join the Aurora History Museum staff on this special time designed for preschoolers. Each week, the Facebook Live experience includes a combination of activity, storytime and/or craft-making.

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