Ask your questions
of Mayor Coffman with new weekly live stream on Facebook, AuroraTV.org
Friday, May 15, at 3 p.m., join Mayor Mike Coffman every week for a live
stream of "Mayor Mike Live" on Facebookand AuroraTV.org.
The mayor will
provide an update on the city's response to COVID-19 as well as other
issues affecting the city, its residents and its businesses. Get your
questions ready as the mayor will answer live as many as possible.
about Aurora's response and local resources of all kinds is available at AuroraGov.org/COVID-19.
input for Mississippi widening project
The city of
Aurora is hosting a virtual open house through May 26 for the
Mississippi Avenue Widening Project happening near Buckley Air Force
In 2018, the
Aurora City Council approved funding for more than 25 transportation
priority projects, which includes this project that will widen the
stretch of road from Aspen Street (the southern Air Force Base entrance)
to Louisiana Avenue.
current COVID-19 circumstances, the project team will not be able to
hold an in-person open house. However, public input is important to the
city of Aurora and the entire project team. To ensure the community has
an opportunity to learn about the project, provide feedback and ask
questions, the city has posted a short summary video, project materials
and an online feedback form. Please visit AuroraGov.org/TPP by May 26 to review project
information and provide the team with feedback.
Weekly mobile food
pantry begins May 20
with Aurora Interfaith Community Services, the city of Aurora is
distributing 1,000 free boxes of food (enough for about 9,000 meals) every
week starting May 20 at various locations throughout the city. Photo ID or
proof of Aurora residency is required. All Aurora households are eligible,
and emergency food kits are also available for those experiencing homelessness.
The first event
will be Wednesday, May 20, at Aurora Central High School, 11700 E. 11th
Ave., with the next occurring Wednesday, May 27, at Hinkley High School,
1250 Chambers Road. Distribution will begin at 10 a.m. each day and last
until 1 p.m., or until all food has been distributed. Please remember to
practice social distancing while waiting your turn.
for the mobile food pantry will continue through the summer. Location
details will be announced soon.
information, call 720.557.6444.
Video update from
Aurora Key Community Response Team
Created in 1992,
the Aurora Key Community Response Team is made up of volunteers who work
alongside the city of Aurora to engage with community members and partner
organizations. In lieu of an in-person meeting in May, AKCRT has produced a
video with updates from Mayor Mike Coffman, Interim Police Chief Vanessa
Wilson, Aurora Fire Rescue Chief Fernando Gray and others.
Join in moment of
silence at 7 p.m. May 15
Aurora will be
joining the state and more than 35 other Colorado cities in a coordinated
effort Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m. to honor those who have been lost in the
COVID-19 pandemic with a moment of silence.
The day also marks
Peace Officers Memorial Day, and flags will be lowered to half-staff.
Please join us in
standing together with the families of victims in our fight against this
deadly virus. You can join by wearing a mask as a symbol that we will all do
our part and observing a moment of silence. We stand united as Coloradans
with the families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.
Council Member Town
Meetings Council members are
eager to hear from residents and committed to forums in which those
conversations can occur, but the format and structure of town meetings may
be affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Please visit AuroraGov.org/Council to check the latest information on meeting
City Council Regular
Meeting (Virtual) Monday, May 18, 7:30
p.m. View this meeting
online at AuroraTV.org and cable channels 8 and 880. You can also
listen to the meeting by phone (see AuroraGov.org for details). In advance of the meeting,
submit a comment for Public Invited To Be Heard or an individual agenda
item to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your email whether you
want your comment read into the record at the meeting or simply forwarded to
mayor and City Council. Staff will read the first three minutes of any
comment into the record as requested. Comments will also be accepted in
advance of the meeting by phone by calling the City Clerk’s Office at
303.739.7094. AuroraGov.org/Council • Streamed live at AuroraTV.orgor cable channels 8 and 880 only
postponed The city of Aurora's
May 16 e-cycling event that was rescheduled from March due to the previous
Stay-at-Home order has been postponed again under Safer at Home until a
plan can be developed that adequately addresses COVID-19 prevention such as
social distancing, hygiene and masking for the event. The event will be
rescheduled at a later date. AuroraGov.org/Recycle
Aurora Mobile Food
Pantry Wednesday, May 20,
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (open until food has been distributed) In partnership with
Aurora Interfaith Community Services, the city of Aurora is distributing
1,000 boxes of food every week starting May 20 at various locations throughout
the city. Photo ID or proof of Aurora residency is required. All Aurora
households are eligible, and emergency food kits are also available for
those experiencing homelessness. Aurora Central High
School, 11700 E. 11th Ave. For questions, call
Upcoming Rec Center
Virtual Open House Wednesday, May 20,
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Join the virtual
open house discussing the new recreation center in southeast Aurora along
with the Aurora Reservoir master plan amendment. Project and master plan
updates to be discussed include site plans and renderings. The presentation
will be online beginning May 11 at AuroraGov.org/Recreation. For question
email email@example.com. You must
call in on May 20 at 5:30 p.m. to participate. Access number:
1.877.820.7831; participant passcode: 254610#
event Saturday, May 23, 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Dispose of old
mattresses and box springs safely in this event in partnership with Spring
Back Colorado Mattress Recycling. The cost is $20 per mattress or box
spring. The event will include clear signage regarding the drop-off
process. Personal protective equipment will be in place, and residents
should remain in their vehicles at all times. Cars also will be redirected
to an overflow lot if more than eight people get in line at a time. Central Facilities
Recycling Center, 13646 E. Ellsworth Ave. AuroraGov.org/Recycle
Explore the World
While Staying at Home Do you feel a little
shut off from the rest of the world during the Stay-at-Home order? Some
city programs have some great ways for you to stay connected.
·Aurora Dance Arts: On
its Facebook page, Aurora
Dance Arts is providing live online dance classes, with some of their
fabulous faculty teaching from home, dance tutorials and dance challenge
videos, and various other online resources for dancers and families.
·Aurora Public Library: The
library has daily storytime on Facebook,
ebooks, audiobooks and other remote-access tools, Learn at Home activities,
Do It Yourself projects, virtual field trips to museums, national parks,
etc., and more. Aurora Public Schools students can access most library databases
using their student ID number.
·Art in Public Places: The
city’s Art in Public Places program has a downloadable coloring book
featuring some of the most popular public arts in Aurora. Visit its Facebook page to
download your free copy.
·The People’s Building: Aurora's
newest cultural facility is creating a series of videos on its Facebook and Instagram titled
“Six Feet Apart,” which profiles some of the artists and performers who
will be showcased at the building once we return to healthier times.
This newsletter is
produced by the city of Aurora Communications and Marketing Department