Program reopening for second round of applications Aug. 10
As part of the
city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact on
residents, we took applications earlier this summer from residents who were
financially affected by COVID-19, such as experiencing a job loss, to help
them with their rental payments. We are happy to announce that we are
reopening the program to new applications on Monday, Aug. 10, with the help
of county CARES Act funding.
If you have
experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19, you can apply for up to two
months of rental payments through the program. Payments are made directly
to the landlord or property manager, and you must provide documentation of
your financial hardship. Applicants must have household income at 100% or
less of the area median income. The application window is subject to
closure when the number of applications exceeds the available funding.
Qualification guidelines and further information are available at AuroraGov.org/RentAssist.
Wilson Named Aurora Chief of Police
City Manager Jim Twombly announced that he is appointing Vanessa
Wilson as Aurora's new Chief of Police. The Aurora Mayor and City
Council voted 10-1 to approve the city manager’s selection at its
regular meeting Aug. 3.
Should the city
retain or repeal its restricted breed ordinance?
The Aurora City
Council will host a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, to
receive public input on the city’s Restricted Breed Ordinance, Section
14-75 of the Aurora Municipal Code. The City Council is considering whether
to retain or repeal the ordinance, and whether a repeal should occur via
City Council ordinance or public vote. We want to make sure you have a say
limitations for public gatherings, the meeting will take place virtually,
with two ways for the public to participate: by submitting comments via
email and/or by providing live comments via telephone during the Aug. 10
You can provide
live comments during the City Council meeting via telephone and must be in
the call queue no later than 6:15 p.m. The number to call for the meeting
(855.695.3475, then press *3 to reach operator) will be open for 30 minutes
prior to the meeting, from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, for people
to be placed in the queue for the meeting. All callers in the queue entered
by 6:15 p.m. will have up to 2 minutes to share their opinion. Once the
meeting starts at 6:15 p.m., no additional callers will be allowed into the
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
Special City Council
Monday, Aug. 10,
The Aurora City
Council will host a special meeting to receive public input on the city’s
Restricted Breed Ordinance, Section 14-75 of the Aurora Municipal Code. The
City Council is considering whether to retain or repeal the ordinance, and
whether a repeal should occur via City Council ordinance or public vote.
Visit AuroraGov.org/AnimalOrdinance for instructions to provide public input.
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).
at AuroraTV.org or cable channels 8 and 880 only
Mayor Mike Live
Friday, Aug. 7, 3
Join Mayor Coffman
on Facebook Live or AuroraTV.org every Friday for updates on
the city’s COVID-19 response, as well as information on topics being
discussed in our city. This week (Aug. 7), At-Large Council Angela Lawson
will discuss the recent ordinance to increase sales tax on marijuana
products to support youth programs, and city’s Budget Officer Greg Hays
will provide an update on the city's budget outlook. Live streamed on on Facebook and AuroraTV.org.
Global Fest Virtual
Saturday, Aug. 15,
11 a.m. to noon
Join us as this
year’s Global Fest celebration of Aurora’s international cultures and
traditions goes virtual. On the city’s Facebook page, watch a virtual
Parade of Nations and International Fashion Show, and numerous performances
reflecting the rich diversity of the Aurora community.
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
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 AuroraGov.org/MobileFoodPantry.
Town Center at
Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Ave.
Daily, 10 a.m.
(Wednesdays is American Sign Language)
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 AuroraLibrary.org or the Aurora Public Library Facebook
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.
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.