We in Aurora
continue to be under the recent executive order from
Gov. Jared Polis and public health order
from Tri-County Health Department that require people ages 11 and older to
wear a covering over their noses and mouths in public indoor spaces and in
other situations, depending on the order.
council-approved disaster declaration enables the city to delegate
enforcement authority to other city departments aside from the Aurora
Police Department. Residents who have concerns about the mandate not being
followed may reach out to Tri-County Health Department’s call center at
303.220.9200. Concerns about business non-compliance may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.739.7057.
Face coverings are
a safe, inexpensive, effective and easy way to slow the spread of COVID-19,
used in conjunction with other best practices such as social distancing,
handwashing and staying at home while experiencing symptoms.
Take part in
Global Fest Virtual Parade of Nations by submitting flag photo by Aug. 3
Global Fest, the
city of Aurora's annual celebration of cultures and traditions, is going
virtual for 2020. Instead of the usual Parade of Nations at which Aurorans
cross the event stage carrying the flag of a nation that is part of their
heritage, this year we're inviting our residents to send in photos of
themselves or their families holding a flag. It can be a cloth flag, a flag
printed on paper, even a digital image of a flag on a phone or tablet.
Just snap a photo
and submit it by Aug. 3 at AuroraGov.org/GlobalFestPhotos,
and then watch the event on Facebook Live or AuroraTV at 11 a.m. Aug. 15
and see if your photo made it.
Learn about vision
for City Center area at virtual public meeting Aug. 6
Center area has changed a lot in recent years, and there is potentially so
much more to come for this area east of I-225 and flanking Alameda Parkway
to the north and south. There is quite a bit of development interest in the
area and construction is happening right now on The Fieldhouse at the Town
Center at Aurora and the city’s first In-N-Out Burger. Additional
opportunities for investment could transform City Center even further.
To help shape and
support this development interest, the city plans to create a vision and
development framework for this area. You are invited to share your vision
and hopes for how City Center continues to develop over time at a virtual
public meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Local speakers will talk about
opportunities for investment in retail and restaurants, housing, office and
employment, entertainment and hospitality, small and locally owned
businesses, and marketing and branding, and participants will have a chance
to ask questions and share their ideas.
To join the Aug. 6
meeting on Webex, visit AuroraGov.org/CityCenter
for the online link or call in (audio only) using 720.650.7664 (access code
146 674 4625). If you aren’t able to attend, you may view the recorded
meeting online and share your thoughts through an online survey after Aug.
6 on the City Center webpage.
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
Monday, Aug. 3, 7:30
View this meeting
online at AuroraTV.org and cable channels 8 and 880. You may also
listen to the meeting by phone (see AuroraGov.org for details).
Join Mayor Coffman
on Facebook Live or AuroraTV.org every Friday for updates on the city’s
COVID-19 response, as well as information on topics being discussed in our
city. This week (July 31), Council Member Juan Marcano (Ward IV) will
discuss a proposed ordinance banning carotid control holds by police, and
Aurora's Community Relations Manager Claudine McDonald and Christina
Stimson, executive director of Aurora Interfaith Community Services, will
discuss the Aurora Mobile Food Pantry.Live streamed on on Facebook and AuroraTV.org.
Ten muralists are
coming to the heart of the Aurora Cultural Arts District, paired with
talented local musicians. This family friendly event also will feature food
trucks, painting and more. RSVP for walking tours (limited time slots
The city of Aurora
will host the Trusted Voices: Census 2020 series on Facebook Live. Join us as we talk with trusted voices
throughout our community about the benefits and opportunities of completing
the 2020 census.
Aurora Mobile Food
August, 10 a.m. until food has been distributed
In partnership with
Aurora Interfaith Community Services, the city of Aurora has distributed
more than 290,000 meals this summer as part of the Aurora Mobile Food
Pantry. Photo ID or proof of Aurora residency is required. All Aurora
households are eligible. Food for pets is also available, as well as
emergency food kits for those experiencing homelessness. For questions,
call 720.557.6444 or visit AuroraGov.org/MobileFoodPantry.
Town Center at
Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Ave.
City Center Vision
Virtual Public Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 6,
6:30 to 8 p.m.
To help shape and
support the development interest in the City Center area, the city plans to
create a vision and development framework. Share your thoughts about the
right mix of housing, shopping, jobs, entertainment, recreation and other
activities that could be a part of City Center and what will draw people to
this area for years to come.
Daily, 10 a.m.
(Wednesdays is American Sign Language)
Library has been offering virtual programming since mid-March. One of the
most popular programs is the daily storytime. Other ongoing programs
include Reader’s Corner, Mystery Read and Create & DYI. To learn more
about all the virtual programming, visit AuroraLibrary.org or the Aurora Public Library Facebook
Daily, time varies
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.
time-travelling news anchor Skip DeCade takes you back in time reporting on
Facebook Live Aurora news from the first half of the 20th century. The
stories presented are borrowed from the Aurora Democrat newspaper which
reported Aurora's news from 1909 to 1955.