Aurora city council ward 4
April 19 - Budget Meeting
Bike Share Permit Program - August 14 - We have had some significant changes occur recently. One of our operators, Ofo, has ceased its operations in Aurora as part of a nationwide reduction in its operations. The second operator, Lime, also has given us notice that they will be removing their bikes from Aurora as well due to unsuccessful efforts to expand their operations to other parts of the metro area.
We have gathered feedback from both operators that we will take into account as we approach the one-year anniversary of this program and take time to examine and make adjustments to the existing rules and regulations.
At this time, we do not currently have a bike-share company operating in Aurora, but we are actively seeking new potential operators as we evaluate the program. There are many considerations to be made about how the rules and regulations might need to be adapted to respond to new mobility choices entering the market such as scooters, e-bikes and more. This transition period will provide us with an opportunity to determine how this program is working in Aurora and how it can evolve for future success.
If a resident has questions about their bike-share account, they may access the respective app on their phone to contact the operator's customer service representative. We have modified our bike share webpage, Aurora Bike Share to reflect the recent changes, and also have informed Access Aurora staff in case they receive any calls from the public.
If you have questions or need additional information please contact either Mac Callison at email@example.com or Scott Bauman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Loud Motorcycles - Aug 10, 2018 - Most of us have experienced the loud noise of loud vehicular traffic while trying to enjoy a quiet evening at home, getting a good night’s sleep or simply just trying to destress after a hard day’s work. As the city grows, it seems like the noises seem to be getting louder and more frequent. Some of the reason behind this is some people have altered their vehicles exhaust system which is a violation of state law. The law relating to loud exhaust can be found under 42-4-225 which states: (1) Every motor vehicle subject to registration and operated on a highway shall at all times be equipped with an adequate muffler in constant operation and properly maintained to prevent any excessive or unusual noise, and no such muffler or exhaust system shall be equipped with a cut-off, bypass, or similar device. No person shall modify the exhaust system of a motor vehicle in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor of such vehicle above that emitted by the muffler originally installed on the vehicle, and such original muffler shall comply with all of the requirements of this section. This section is a class B traffic infraction with a $22.00 fine and zero points assessed to the driver’s license. With that being said, this is a violation that would need to be committed in the officer’s presents.
National Night Out - Tuesday, August 7th
Motorhome Ordinance - July 2018
2018 Neighborhood Beautification Awards - July 2018
Press Release 2095 S. Paris Way Homicide - On the afternoon of June 25, 2018 at about 3:15 P.M., Aurora PoliceOfficers responded to the area of East Pacific Avenue and South Peoria Street on the report of a shooting. As officers arrived, they located one adult male suffering from a gunshot wound at the Family Dollar located at 2110 South Peoria Street.
Officers quickly determined that a single shooting incident occurred at 2095 South Paris Way, where two adult male victims were shot. One of these victims ran across the street after being shot and he was located by officers at the Family Dollar. The male who ran to Family Dollar remains in serious condition and tragically, the other victim succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. The deceased victim will be identified at a later date by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office pending notification of next of kin.
Aurora Major Crimes/Homicide Detectives responded to the scene along with additional police resources. As a part of the on-going investigation, Detectives will work to determine what lead up to the shooing. At this time, there are no suspects in custody. We are asking for the public’s assistance in solving this murder and gathering any information that witnesses may have. If you have information, you are asked to contact Detective Jamie Krieger at (303) 739-6113. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867).
Officer Bill Hummel, Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit, (720) 432-5095
Upcoming Community Events:
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.