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and Community Services Department. We connect Aurorans to events, programs,
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Explore Engage Aurora, new tool to make your voice heard
The city of Aurora wants to hear from residents, business
owners, leaders and other stakeholders about the needs and wants of the
community in a more active and ongoing way.
EngageAurora.org is a new
tool the city launched this week, which is designed to help foster
meaningful conversations online in addition to traditional methods such as
surveys and town halls.
Given the pandemic, the limitations for in-person meetings
has created an opportunity to explore new methods for the vital public
input in city decisions. Engage Aurora provides that space for the
community to review projects or ideas, make comments and have conversations
with city staff and other community members.
All city departments have access to the engagement tool and
its use will be all-encompassing, from emergency preparedness, water
construction and recreation projects to mobility studies such as the Havana
Street Corridor Study and visioning projects like the City Center study.
While Engage Aurora is easy to access and use, it is not the
city’s intent to use this new engagement platform to replace traditional
outreach, but rather to enhance public participation.
Pay a visit to EngageAurora.org and start
the conversation. The city is listening, and we know you have ideas to
Special E-cycling Pricing
Special E-cycling Pricing at Techno Rescue in 2021
To better serve the community and provide access to as many
residents as possible, the city of Aurora’s 2021 e-cycling events will be
held at Techno Rescue—the city’s e-cycling partner—at their Aurora facility.
Special event pricing for electronics recycling for Aurora
residents and nonresidents will be available on the following dates:
• March 1 to 13
• April 26 to May 8
• Aug. 30 to Sept. 11
• Dec. 27 to Jan. 8
The facility is located at 3251 Lewiston St., Suite 10.
During event dates, Techno Rescue will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Most electronic items—desktop computers, laptops, cell
phones, tablets, gaming equipment, consumer electronics and similar—are
accepted. A fee of $5 will be charged per household/vehicle.
To address the rising costs associated with processing
select electronics, the following additional fees will be applied to
recycle these items:
·Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitors: $5 each
·Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors and most televisions
21 inches and under: $25 each
·CRT monitors and most televisions 22 inches and over:
·Floor model printers: $50 each
·Projection, Digital Light Processing (DLP) and Console
televisions: $100 each
CRT TVs with exposed and/or broken tubes will not be
accepted, nor will appliances that contain refrigerant or coolant.
Batteries, light bulbs, thermostats, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide
detectors also will not be accepted. For a complete list of items that will
not be accepted, visit AuroraGov.org/Recycle.
Techno Rescue, which is certified for electronics recycling
and data destruction, wipes and physically destroys all data storage media
to protect the identities of those who are recycling responsibly.
As a reminder, electronics tossed in the trash not only
cause serious environmental problems, but also are banned from landfills in
Colorado. The city of Aurora’s e-cycling events are supported by
Environment Aurora, a citywide effort to think green. For more information,
Arapahoe County Small Business Grant
Arapahoe County extends relief funding for small businesses
Grants are for are businesses affected by COVID-19
Arapahoe County is administering a Small
Business Relief Fund to support the most
vulnerable small businesses throughout our communities. These businesses
are at the very heart of our thriving economy but have been hit especially
hard during the pandemic.
Applications are open from Friday, Feb. 12,
2021 through Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at 5 p.m. This funding is
authorized by the State of Colorado under recent legislation: SB20B-001, and this
grant is an extension of the relief funds previously offered as a result of
To qualify, businesses must meet certain criteria and
·All applications must be complete and correct when
submitted. Due to the time constraints placed on this program, inaccurate
applications or applications missing any information will not be
·Pending the application volume and the available funding
from the state, businesses with receipts less than $500,000 will be
prioritized to receive grant funds first.
·All remaining qualified applications will be awarded
until the funding is expended.
Three federal tax credits are available this tax season to
qualifying taxpayers to reduce your annual tax bill or contribute to a
The Earned Income Tax Credit worth up to $6,600 in 2021 will
provide working families with an economic boost next year. In addition, a
new Colorado state law allows Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
filers—many of whom are immigrant or refugee families—to claim the state
EITC, which is 10% of the federal credit.
The Child Tax Credit is a partially refundable tax credit
worth up to $2,000 per qualifying child and $500 per qualifying dependent.
The credit is available for adjusted gross incomes under $200,000 for
single filers and under $400,000 for married couples filing jointly.
Families must meet additional eligibility requirements.
The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit is a nonrefundable
tax credit that provides 20% to 30% of up to $3,000 of child care and
similar costs for a child under age 13, an incapacitated spouse or parent,
and another dependent (and up to $6,000 of expenses for two more
dependents) to allow parents or guardians to work. The value of the credit
decreases for higher-income earners. Families must meet additional
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