Help the city
identify and plan for potential hazards
The city of Aurora
is updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and needs your input. We want
to know what natural and human-caused hazards you're aware of, such as
flooding or wildfires, so the city can better prepare for potential
The plan, which
was last updated in 2016, includes rating the risks associated with hazards
in the city of Aurora, and how the city plans to address or lessen
potential impacts of identified hazards. The updated plan is also required
by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for local jurisdictions to be
eligible for disaster mitigation funding.
As part of the
city's new Engage Aurora platform, there is a public survey as well as
other opportunities for feedback, including a map where you can identify
hazard areas, and a place for you to ask your questions about the plan. The
survey should take only a few minutes to complete. The survey is open
through March 31, and will guide the final draft of the plan update, which
will be made available for public review in late spring or early summer.
If you use Havana Street to get around town, then take our survey
by March 19 on recommended strategies and improvements to address
mobility needs for pedestrian, bike, transit and automobile travel
on this major corridor.
Apply by March 10
for Planning & Zoning Commission vacancy
The city of Aurora
is accepting applications until 5 p.m. March 10 for residents to serve on
the Planning and Zoning Commission. One seat is vacant on the commission.
provides recommendations to the Aurora City Council on zonings and a wide
range of planning- and development-related issues. Members also review site
plans and use approvals unless appealed to the City Council.
Members must be
registered electors and residents of Aurora for at least one year
immediately preceding the date of their appointment. No member shall hold
paid office or position in the city administration. If any member ceases to
be an Aurora resident, membership will terminate immediately.
To apply for the
commission, call Patti Varney at 303.739.7635 or visit AuroraGov.org/Boards.
The Aurora City Council will interview selected applicants at their April 5
usually meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.
The term of service is three years.
Council members are
eager to hear from residents and committed to forums in which those
conversations can occur. The format and structure of town meetings is
virtual during the COVID-19 crisis. Please visit AuroraGov.org/Council to confirm meeting dates and find
information on how to join. If you don't know your council ward, go to AuroraGov.org and click on "Property Info."
Ward I (Crystal
Murillo) - Thursday, March 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Ward II (Nicole
Johnston) - Thursday, March 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Ward III (Marsha
Berzins) - Wednesday, March 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Ward IV (Juan
Marcano) - Wednesday, March 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Ward V (Alison
Coombs) - Wednesday, April 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Ward VI (Françoise
Bergan) - Wednesday, March 24, 6 to 8 p.m.
At Large (Angela
Lawson, Allison Hiltz, Curtis Gardner) - Thursday, March 18, 6:30 to 8:30
City Council Meeting
Monday, March 8,
View this regular
council meeting online at AuroraTV.org or on cable channels 8 and 880.
COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Hall
Thursday, March 4,
Call in to ask your
vaccine questions to this panel of experts. Hosted by Tri-County Health
Department. Watch live at Facebook.com/COTCHD.
Chief of Police
Vanessa Wilson and City Manager Jim Twombly will provide an update on A New
Way, the Aurora Police Department's plan to restore trust. Twombly also
will talk about the road maintenance funding gap. Join the conversation
with your questions for the mayor or his guests.
Celebrate the Aurora
Cultural Arts District every month on the first Friday with virtual events
hosted by The People's Building. March features a live-captured music
set from the Daryl Gott Jazz Quartet and a virtual, 360-degree gallery
exhibition from the whimsical graphic artist Joe Murray of Auberon Design.
Ask questions of a
CPA concerning forgiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Round
1,and ask questions about the current PPP Round 2. Part of the Aurora-South
Metro Small Business Development Center's Leading Edge webinar series. No
The Aurora Office of
International and Immigrant Affairs, Aurore Fire Rescue and Si La Bul are
offering this second of a four-part webinar series called English 911 for
non-English speaking residents who feel as if they are not prepared to
communicate in English during an emergency. The session is provided in English,
and recordings with translated captions will be provided in following
Do you remember your
high school sweetheart? Are you ready to see them again at your reunion?
After two decades of failed relationships, Peter returns to his high school
reunion hoping to rekindle his romance with Kari, the girl he abandoned
after an unexpected pregnancy. As the night progresses, both Peter and Kari
face the consequences of choices made long ago...and the daunting prospect
of starting again. Depending on the public health guidelines as opening day
approaches, this production could be live or virtual.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 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
Aurora Center for
Active Adults parking lot, 30 Del Mar Circle, at Del Mar Park
in Aurora Exhibit
Online through May
The Aurora History
Museum is showcasing and celebrating the wide variety of faiths and
religious experiences of Aurorans in the new exhibit “Religious Diversity
in Aurora.” Explore photos of over 140 houses of worship in the city and
learn about other people’s beliefs and traditions.