NOTE: The City Council has a responsibility to advise its citizens of its meetings and the topics it proposes to discuss. The following agenda shows
the proposed format for tonight's set of meetings. The first meeting is held for the sole purpose of determining whether Council will adjourn into executive session, a non-public meeting, at which only permissible topics can be discussed. After this decision is made, Council will adjourn its regular Council meeting until 7:30 p.m. Council will consider the business listed on the agendas below at the times indicated. In the event that a City Council meeting is cancelled, items from this agenda may be postponed to the next City Council meeting or a future City Council meeting. You may contact the City Clerk s Office for further details or visit our web site at www.auroragov.org.
(Open to the Public) Reconvene at 7:30 p.m. - Council Chambers
Full agendas available in the City Clerk's Office or at www.auroragov.org.
CITY OF AURORA ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT: The Aurora Municipal Center is wheelchair accessible
with entry ramps and handicapped parking located on the west and east side of the building and on all levels of the parking garage. Ramp access from
the parking garage is located on the Ground Floor and the 4th level of the garage. Council Chambers is equipped with a wheelchair lift for access to the front of Council Chambers. Hearing devices may be requested from the City Clerk prior to the Council meeting. Disabled individuals requiring other assistance must make their request known by NOON, the FRIDAY PRECEDING the Monday City Council meetings by contacting the City Clerk s Office at 303-739-7094.
Regular Meeting of the Aurora City Council City Council Chambers
Monday, March 18, 2019 7:30 p.m.
NOTE: Interested citizens wishing to address City Council should complete a SPEAKER SLIP and present it to the City Clerk stationed near the Council
dais. Speaker Slips are located on the table by the Council Chambers entrance. Speakers on items not related to the agenda are allowed three minutes to speak. Council does not engage in discussion during this time.
1. RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING OF MARCH 18, 2019 AND CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL Stephen Ruger, City Clerk
3. INVOCATION Pastor Debbie Stafford, Aurora Mental Health Center
City Council of the City of Aurora, Colorado, rezoning 7.6 acres more or less approximately 400 feet east of the Intersection of East Hampden Avenue
and South Picadilly Road from Low Density Residential (R-1) to e-470 Buckley research and development subarea and amending the zoning map accordingly. (EAST QUINCY HIGHLANDS REZONE) STAFF SOURCE: Daniel Dan Osoba, Planner, Planning Development Services
of Aurora, Colorado, authorizing the continuing appropriation of funds from the Marijuana Tax Revenue Fund for the City of Aurora's Homelessness
Program. (This item also appears on the March 18, 2019 Study Session) (Due to this item being dual listed, the backup is included in item 3a of the Study Session Packet.) STAFF SOURCE: Greg Hays, Budget Officer, Finance
Mayor LeGare invited Mercelle Seale, Communications Director, Colorado Christian Fellowship; Janet Buckner, Colorado General Assembly; Dominique
Bargaineer, Artist; Rhonda, Coleman, Vice Chair, HRC; Antoninette Dow, Jane Echeozo, ICCNA; Rhonda Fields, Senator; Cynthia Francis, Chair VAC; Barbara Jones, Chair NAACP; Georgina Kolber; Topaz McBride; Tamara Mohamed, Chamber of Commerce; Alice Moy, ICCNA; Terrilyn Nickerson; Aurora Ogg; Dr Betsy Oudenhoven, CCA; Dr. Kelly Phillips-Henry AuCMH; Anne Rahbany- Afia, Colorado Muslim Community Center; Nancy Todd, Senator; Kat Traylor, Pastor Lynne Rawlins, and Barbara Shannon-Bannister, to come forward to accept the proclamation. He read the proclamation declaring March 2019 as Women s History Month. Ms. Shannon- Bannister expressed appreciation for the proclamation.
City, Utah in the amount of 581,451.00 for the purchase of one (1) flocculation and sedimentation pilot module, one (1) granular media filtration
pilot module, and one (1) SCADA control system to be incorporated in the Binney Water Purification Facility (WPF) Pilot Plant Project. STAFF SOURCE: Kelley Neumann, Deputy Director Water Planning/Engineering, Aurora Water
Aurora, Colorado, acting ex-officio as the Board of Directors of the Aurora Conference Center General Improvement District, ratifying, confirming and
authorizing the execution of an amendment to the GID Pledge Agreement between such General Improvement District and Colorado International Center Metropolitan District No. 4. STAFF SOURCE: Terri Velasquez, Director, Finance
Council Member Murillo discussed the three-year journey the Denver Meadows community has been on and the development pressures they have faced to try
and remain in the Aurora community. She pointed out these pressures were particularly challenging because the property was located so close to the medical campus which made it highly desirable. She noted they were advocating for themselves and while several plans fell through, their desire to remain in the community was the driving force which led to this item. She commended everyone involved for their efforts and applauded the substantial progress that has been made. She pointed out this never should have gotten to this point and stated her hope that the City Council would support this community so that they did not end up on the street.
Nancy Flores; Petra Enriquez; Noemi Herrera, Arturo Aquirre; and Ana Tovar for Lorena Valentina; Denver Meadows residents, discussed the 20k amount
the Denver Meadows residents needed to relocate, expressed appreciation to everyone for their efforts on their behalf, requested City Council approve the item and discussed their personal situations as it related to the item.
Mayor LeGare stated those Denver Meadows residents who sought aid from the Aurora Housing Program would not lose out on the payment from the property
owner. He stated his hope for a written and signed agreement that would state how much the residents would get. He stated it was an unfortunate situation that landlords were turning residents away because of this situation. He suggested the City provide a letter in that regard.
Council Member Bergan echoed Council Member Watson s appreciation of Mayor LeGare s efforts in this regard. She stated her wish that the property
owner would have stepped up to cover the entire cost of the relocation but noted legally, he did not have to. She expressed concerns related to this item setting precedence and bad policy moving forward. She stated she would wait to hear the proposal prior to making her decision.
Council Member Watson stated he did not vote on the amendment because he felt that it put a burden on the City because the City was in a situation
where they would be negotiating with the property owner later in the week. He noted his support of the main motion and noted his belief that some of the unit owners would be back before Council because they will not have enough money to relocate. He stated his hope that it would not happen that way.
Council Member Johnston expressed appreciation to the City Council for their support of the Denver Meadows residents. She stated she agreed with
Council Member Murillo that a decision was necessary and with Council Member Richardson that the owner needed to deliver and that doing otherwise would be a big mistake. She discussed the Oil and Gas Reform Omnibus Bill that gave local control, noting she would support the bill.
Council Member Bergan announced the upcoming neighborhood meeting at Cherokee Trail High School where drainage issues and black ice in neighborhoods
would be discussed. She announced the Ward VI Town Hall meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse at 6:00 p.m. where Tracy Young, Parks Recreation, would provide a presentation.