Thursday, February 24, 2022

This Is Aurora - City Newsletter - Feb. 24, 2022



Feb. 24, 2022

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Aurora Municipal Center open for appointments and payments


The Aurora Municipal Center is open to the public with limited hours for in-person appointments and payments. In an effort to make doing business with the city more convenient for customers, we also offer many services online at The public can access the building via the east doors (facing Chambers Road) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Walk-in payments are available for Water Billing Office and Cashier Services; appointments are required for all other in-person services.


The reopening is made possible through the new Appointment Center located on the first floor of the Aurora Municipal Center, in the former Tax and Licensing Office next to Water Billing. For in-person appointments, customers will check-in at the Access Aurora desk and be escorted to the Appointment Center, where a city staff member will be available, or technology provided to assist customers. New signage is placed around the building directing the public to the east entrance and providing details of the services provided.


In-person appointments are suggested for customers who have challenges accessing services online or prefer to do business in person. Residents can schedule in-person appointments through each city department or contact Aurora Access at 303.739.7000 or for questions. Online city services are still available at to continue providing high-quality customer service to the community while maximizing public and employee safety.




Red Tape Reduction Committee

Share your thoughts about Aurora's business processes and procedures at a public hearing at noon March 17 with the City Council's Red Tape Reduction Committee.

Read more


Help us spot those potholes 


Join the city in combatting an unfortunate but inevitable side effect of Colorado winters. During the city’s annual Pothole of the Month contest that is happening now until April 30, the city will award a $25 gift certificate each month to the resident who reports the largest pothole.


All potholes are repaired within 24 hours, or by the next working day following the report, weather permitting. There are three ways to submit a pothole: Visit, search for street/median, enter the address and description, and include your name, phone number and address in the description field; email with your name, phone number, address and the pothole location; or call 303.326.8200. Visit to read the complete contest rules.





Council Member Town Meetings

Council members are eager to hear from residents and committed to forums in which those conversations can occur. Please visit to confirm meeting dates and location information, and to find links for joining virtual meetings. If you don't know your council ward, go to and click on "Property Info."

Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Feb. 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Moorhead Recreation Center, 2390 Havana St.

Ward II (Steve Sundberg) - Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place

Ward III (Ruben Medina) - Wednesday, March 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle

Ward IV (Juan Marcano) - Thursday, March 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Colorado Early Colleges, 1400 S. Abilene St.

Ward V (Alison Coombs) - Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Central Recreation Center, 18150 E Vassar Place.

Ward VI (Françoise Bergan) - Wednesday, March 23, 6 to 8 p.m., Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway


City Council Regular Meeting

Monday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Offered in a hybrid format, with the public able to participate in person at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, or remotely by calling 855.695.3475 (press *3 to speak to an operator to join the queue to speak on agenda items or during the Public Invited to be Heard). View the meeting online at or on cable channels 8 and 880. Visit for the agenda.


Mayor Mike Live

Thursday, Feb. 24, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

This show has moved to an hour-long format airing every last Thursday of the month, with continued conversations led by Mayor Mike Coffman and Aurora City Council members on various community-based topics. Joining the mayor this month are At-Large Council Member Dustin Zvonek, Joshua Nicholas of Aurora Police Community Relations, Tina Buneta of Aurora 911, and Courtney Tassin of the Aurora Mobile Response Team.

Live on Facebook and


Red Tape Reduction Committee Public Hearing

Thursday, March 17, noon

The Aurora City Council’s Red Tape Reduction Committee wants to hear from businesses, community groups and others about their experiences working through development planning, permitting, review and other processes.

Visit to sign up to speak or provide online feedback. An additional public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 20.


The RIDE (formerly ComedySportz Denver)

Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy family-friendly improv with laughter and music.

The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.

Visit Rattlebrain for tickets.


All Ages Jazz Jam

Sunday, Feb. 27, 1 to 3 p.m.

Daryl Gott and other professional jazz friends lead an all-ages jam session in a family-friendly environment every last Sunday of the month.

The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.

More information at


2022 Young People's Concert: "Shall We Dance?"

Sunday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.

Created as a first-time concert experience, the Aurora Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concerts are fully bilingual English/Spanish events designed to give younger audiences a shorter music presentation, along with stories and fun entertainment for music lovers of all ages.

North Middle School, 12095 E. Montview Blvd.

Admission is free, but registration is required at


Montview Mobility Virtual Open House

Through March 1

Anschutz Medical Campus employees and visitors, along with area residents and business owners, are invited to access a virtual open house to learn more about planned improvements for travelers on Montview Boulevard through the growing campus.


Reimagine RTD Feedback Opportunity

Deadline extended to March 9

RTD is developing a route-by-route guide for future transit service to increase ridership and meet changing travel needs. Provide input on RTD's proposed System Optimization Plan.

Call 303.489.7792 or visit the Reimagine RTD website


Aurora Singers: "Around the World"

Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m.

The Aurora Singers present a free virtual performance of folk songs from many countries and cultures.

Visit at the performance time to access the link for the show


Tri-County Health Daily COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Daily until further notice

Noon to 7 p.m. seven days a week (times are subject to change)

Walk-in and drive-through clinic supported by Jogan Health and the city of Aurora. The clinic offers Pfizer and Moderna, first, second and booster shots. Pfizer pediatric shots for ages 5 to 11 require an appointment (see website for details).

Aurora Municipal Campus south parking lot, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway


COVID-19 Vaccine Mobile Clinics

March 9 and 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place

March 3 and 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Moorhead Recreation Center, 2390 Havana St.

Clinics offer Pfizer and Moderna first, second and booster shots and Pfizer pediatric. Pre-registration is suggested but not required. Visit the website for details.


COVID-19 Testing Site

Now open through at least March 31

Open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday 2/24 - Delayed opening until 10 a.m. due to severe cold weather

Free testing for COVID-19 is provided to anyone who wants to be tested, especially those who have symptoms. No appointment is necessary. No doctor referral, no health insurance, and no proof of identification are required. Online registration in advance is preferred but is not required.

Aurora Center for Active Adults parking lot, 30 Del Mar Circle, at Del Mar Park


The Rise of the Aurora Suburb during the Cold War

Open through April 24

Join the Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites for an in-person exploration of Aurora's economic prosperity and suburban expansion during the Cold War. The exhibit includes local stories experienced by Aurora residents during the Cold War to enrich the understanding of the period. Learn more at Aurora History Museum. Free admission. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Aurora History Museum, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway


Without a Home in Aurora Exhibit

Open through May 29

Housing insecurity is a key issue facing Aurora, and to build a wider understanding of people who are often overlooked, misunderstood or unheard, staff at the Aurora History Museum engaged in an oral history project on the streets of the city. Learn more at Aurora History Museum. Free admission. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Aurora History Museum, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway







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