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In early discussions of Aurora's 2011 budget, the police department jumped to the forefront. Aldermen on the finance committee of the city council reviewed the police department's ratio of personnel costs to operating costs and ways to increase
In discussions between the city of Aurora and the Association of Professional Police Officers, neither side is happy. The police union organized a picket before Tuesday evening's city council meeting to voice its complaints about possible layoffs and
Aurora recently postponed plans to hire a company to help implement the city's minority business initiative. City officials, however, say that doesn't mean they're backing off efforts to equalize opportunities for firms owned by minorities, women or
Aurora officials are offering their police union a painful choice: either take more than $2 million in cuts to salaries and benefits or accept between 20 and 25 layoffs. City officials say they want to cut 10 percent from personnel costs for each
E-mail: To: From: Name: E-mail: Comments: Next time Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner decides to toss Fourth Ward Alderman Rick Lawrence from a council meeting, he might not have to summon police. Lawrence's fellow aldermen might show him the door themselves.
The 2010 proposal, with an estimated $349.6 million in expenditures, shows the sign of the times in a nearly $64 million decrease in spending from 2009. About half of that decreased amount is attributed to the completion of the new police department
In an attempt to close an estimated $19 million deficit, Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner has proposed a leaner 2010 budget that reduces city staff, cuts some street festivals, and recommends that police and firefighters agree to salary freezes. The $349.6