Thursday, March 4, 2021

This Is Aurora - City Newsletter - March 4, 2021



March 4, 2021



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 disasters.


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.


To provide your feedback, go to




Havana Street Corridor Study Survey Now Available

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.

Read more


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.


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 The Aurora City Council will interview selected applicants at their April 5 study session.


The commission usually meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. The term of service is three years.






Council Member Town Meetings

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 to confirm meeting dates and find information on how to join. If you don't know your council ward, go to 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 p.m.


City Council Meeting (Virtual)

Monday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.

View this regular council meeting online at or on cable channels 8 and 880.


Multi-language COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Hall

Thursday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.

Call in to ask your vaccine questions to this panel of experts. Hosted by Tri-County Health Department. Watch live at

Phone numbers for six different languages available at


Mayor Mike Live

Friday, March 5, 3 p.m.

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.

Facebook Live or


Day of Jubilee

Friday, March 5, 4 to 5 p.m.

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.

Join on Facebook


PPP Forgiveness Q&A with a CPA

Thursday, March 11, 9 to 11 a.m.

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 cost.

Register online


English for Traumatic Emergencies

Wednesday, March 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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 weeks.

Join on Zoom


Electronics Recycling Drop-off Event

Through March 13, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

This year's e-cycling events are happening on site at Techno Rescue, 3251 Lewiston St., Suite 10.

For details, visit this link.


"The Pavilion"

Through March 21

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.

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9990 E. Colfax Ave.

Tickets on sale now at


COVID-19 Testing Sites

Through March 30

Monday through 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 required.

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


Religious Diversity in Aurora Exhibit

Online through May 2021

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. 

Free online exhibit at Aurora History Museum webpage



Image of a mask with the message to Keep It Up on continued COVID precautions





Have a comment, question or need our assistance? Contact Access Aurora online, at 303.739.7000, or via iOS or Android app.


Know someone who would like to receive this newsletter? Have them sign up at



This newsletter is produced by the city of Aurora Communications and Marketing Department




No comments:

Post a Comment