Aurora city council ward 4
May 2018 - Grand Opening new Veterans Hospital/Health Center
City Council has been just informed that the Grand Opening of the facility will be July 21st. Now I want to be clear that this is a ceremonial event with tours and speeches. So patient service and transfers will commence soon thereafter. I was not given specific information on that aspect of the mobilization of the hospital but I will update when I receive more information. Some existing specialty clinics will not be occupying the new facility and I will update when that is confirmed.
April 2018 - No smoking in a car with minors present Ordinance. Girl Scout Troop 60789 celebrate with a high five after Aurora passes Colorado’s first ban on smoking in vehicles with those under 18 inside on Feb. 5, 2018 in Aurora.The Vote squeaked by on 6-5 vote. >more
HLC Public Open House/Framework Overview: The High Line Canal Conservancy has launched the second phase of significant planning for the High Line Canal, a beloved 71-mile regional trail. This multi-jurisdictional planning initiative follows on the heels of the Community Vision Plan completed in early 2017. This planning phase will focus on a Framework Plan - a multi-year implementation plan to ensure that the Canal reaches its greatest potential as an environmental, recreational, social, historic and economic asset. It will include complete plans for signage and wayfinding, as well as landscape guidelines for all 71 miles.
The first phase of public open houses for the Framework Plan is in April. The open houses will include an existing conditions analysis, preliminary signage designs, and an opportunity for input on potential enhancement projects and project priorities. Continued support and engagement from the citizens of the region is vital to ensure the future of the Canal is reflective of the public vision. Come share your thoughts in April!
For more information, please visit www.highlinecanal.org/framework
Public Open House March 22 - The city of Aurora will host its second open house March 22 to share the preliminary design for a new project that will add bicycle and pedestrian connections between Westerly Creek Trail, Toll Gate Creek Trail and Florida Station.
The open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at EcoTech Institute, 1400 S. Abilene St., will show the initial design for the preferred alternative for public review and feedback.
The project, which targets existing roadways including Jewell Avenue, Potomac Street and Florida Avenue, is planned to create on-street bicycle lanes, improve existing sidewalks and intersection crossings, and add pavement markings, signage, lighting and physical separation from vehicles and pedestrians for bicyclists.
Public comments regarding the potential benefits and impacts of the design will be used to refine the design following the meeting. A final public meeting is planned to take place this summer to present the draft final design for comment. Construction will likely occur in late 2018.
Meeting exhibits will be posted to the project website following the meeting, and comments are welcome at any time.
For more information or to submit a comment, visit AuroraGov.org/TrailConnector.
Korea Town Designation in Ward 4 (March 5) - Some of you may have heard about a proposal to create a Korea Town designation in Ward 4 in the area of S.Parker/ E.Yale/S.Havana. I want to give everyone an update. Several weeks ago At Large Council Member Gruber contacted me and was gracious enough to let me know he was pursuing this concept. It has received some publicity in the Sentinel and on Channel 9. At this point I am reserving judgment for several reasons. Frankly I do not know at this time what actions will be proposed by the sponsor(s) to designate and even more importantly what this would commit the City to do either in terms of City staff involvement or $$$. I have been out of the country (returning on March 6). An initial meeting of an ad hoc Committee has been held chaired by Council Member Gruber. I certainly will attend the second and subsequent meetings of this Committee. I have already received 3 quite angry messages from individuals who oppose this proposal. I will updating everyone here when I have a better understanding of the proposal. I will be actively asking all of you for your opinions both pro and con after I can provide an exact description of the parameters of the proposal.
Jan 25th - Neighborhood grants; >read more Aurora
2018 Ward IV Town Meetings
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at EcoTech Institute, 1400 S. Abilene St., unless otherwise noted.
April 19 - Budget Meeting