Aurora City Council Red Tape Reduction Committee plans public hearings to hear about experiences with city processes
Provide feedback Feb. 17, March 17 or April 20, or online at EngageAurora.org/RedTape
AURORA, Colo. – The Aurora City Council’s Red Tape Reduction Committee wants to hear from businesses, community groups and others about their experiences working through the city’s development planning, permitting, licensing and other business-related processes. The input will help guide the committee, City Council and staff in analyzing opportunities for improvement or changes necessary to allow Aurora businesses to thrive and to ensure policies support the community as a whole.
There will be at least three public hearings for people to share their opinions, as well as an online feedback opportunity at EngageAurora.org/RedTape.
In order to ensure everyone has a chance to be heard, advance sign-up is required to speak at the public hearings:
At this time, the public hearings are scheduled to be virtual events.
For those unable to attend a public hearing or who would prefer to leave their feedback in writing, go to EngageAurora.org/RedTape to provide input via a survey or idea boards. Feedback can be anonymous, but users are encouraged to register for Engage Aurora and sign up for project updates.
The Red Tape Reduction Committee was approved by Aurora City Council in December 2021 and intends to request feedback to determine if any rules or regulations, city processes or taxes/fees are required in Aurora but not in other municipalities, and/or if any of these are more onerous in Aurora than in other municipalities.
The committee is chaired by At Large Council Member Dustin Zvonek, and includes Mayor Pro Tem Françoise Bergan, Ward IV Council Member Juan Marcano and At Large Council Members Curtis Gardner and Danielle Jurinsky.
“Aurora is and will continue to be a business-friendly city that supports entrepreneurism and business development,” said Zvonek, who brought forward the resolution to create the ad hoc committee. “It’s important that we hear from our community to make sure our practices remain in line with that mission, and to evaluate areas where they may not be.”
For more information about the Red Tape Reduction Committee and ways to engage, go to EngageAurora.org/RedTape.