Thursday, February 3, 2022

This Is Aurora - City Newsletter - Feb. 3, 2022


Red Tape Reduction Committee wants to hear from you, History Museum new exhibit survey, and more


Feb. 3, 2022


Illustration of various people holding gears together with the words Red Tape Reduction Committee Public Hearings and Online Feedback


Red Tape Reduction Committee wants to hear from you


The Aurora City Council’s Red Tape Reduction Committee wants to hear about your experiences working through the city’s development planning, permitting, licensing and other business-related processes. Your input will help guide the committee, City Council and staff in analyzing opportunities for improvement or changes necessary to allow Aurora businesses to thrive and to ensure policies support the community as a whole.


There will be at least three public hearings for businesses, community groups and others to share their opinions, as well as an online feedback opportunity.


In order to ensure everyone has a chance to be heard, advance sign-up is required to participate in the public hearings:


·    8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 – Sign up

·    Noon Thursday, March 17 – Sign up

·    6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 - Sign up


At this time, the public hearings are scheduled to be virtual events.

For those unable to attend a public hearing or who would prefer to leave their feedback in writing, go to to provide input via a survey or idea boards. Feedback can be anonymous, but users are encouraged to register for Engage Aurora and sign up for project updates.


For more information about the Red Tape Reduction Committee and ways to engage, go to




History Museum seeking feedback on new exhibit


The Aurora History Museum and the Office of International and Immigrant Affairs will celebrate Aurora’s Mexican population with a new exhibition, “A Mosaic of Cultures: Aurora’s Mexican Community,” set to open from May 10, 2022, to April 16, 2023.


The new exhibit aims to increase awareness of the Mexican community’s contributions to the overall history of the city and highlight individuals, businesses owners, and their cultural traditions and history. The exhibit will showcase vibrant aspects of the community, such as popular music, art, dance, religion, and popular foods.


The Aurora History Museum understands the necessity of creating exhibitions that allow for greater community participation and invites community organizations and Aurora residents to guide this exhibit by sharing their ideas through the New Exhibit Survey on available through Feb 11.






Visit for more information.



Boards & Commissions





Tri-County Health rescinds mask mandate

Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) mask mandate will expire on Feb. 5; however, masking in all indoor spaces is still highly encouraged. Visit the TCHD website for more details.

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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) - Thursday, Feb. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St.

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, Feb. 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Stampede, 2430 S. Havana St.

Ward V (Alison Coombs) - Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon, both virtual on WebEx

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

At Large (Angela Lawson, Curtis Gardner, Danielle Jurinsky, Dustin Zvonek) - Wednesday, Feb. 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place


City Council Study Session

Monday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.

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 is moving 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. Live on Facebook and


Neighborhood Improvement Grant Information Sessions

Thursday, Feb. 3, 6 p.m.

The city of Aurora wants to help residents spruce up their neighborhoods with grants of up to $5,000 for projects that improve a neighborhood's physical condition, enhance pride and identity, and increase neighbors' communication. The first step to applying is to attend a virtual information session to learn more about the opportunity.

Meeting links:


Winter Bike to Work Day - Pledge to Ride

Friday, Feb 11

Join cyclists around the world on Friday, Feb. 11, to celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day! If you plan to join, let us know by registering, and find community support stations along your route. Visit to register.


"Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea"

Through Feb. 20

Eighteen-year-old Dontrell Jones the Third believes it is his duty and destiny to venture into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage. But his family is not at all ready to abandon their beloved son to the waters of a mysterious and haunting past.

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.

Tickets at


"Exploration of Color"

Through Feb. 20

Works by abstract artist Karly Stein

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

More information at


Tri-County Health Daily COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Daily until further notice

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday

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

Feb. 7 and 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (hosted by Living Waters Christian Center)

First Presbyterian Church, 1585 Kingston St. (behind McDonald's)

Feb. 6, 10 and 12, March 9 and 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place

Feb. 3, 4 and 5, March 3 and 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Moorhead Recreation Center, 2390 Havana St.

Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (hosted by Pastor Thomas Mayes and Bishop Kevin Foreman)

Harvest Christian Church, 14100 E. Jewell Ave.

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.

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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