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Aurora continues forward momentum following the death of Mayor Steve Hogan

Posted: 2:00 PM, Jun 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-03 23:02:21Z

DENVER – People in Aurora and surrounding communities were saddened when Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan lost his battle to cancer back in May. Now, the city that Hogan has led since 2011 is looking to the future with a leader selected by City Council.

Aurora Mayor Pro Tem Marsha Berzins talked to Anne Trujillo on this week’s Politics Unplugged. Berzins says the city’s charter gives them 45 days to name a replacement  That’s June 27 and just over a dozen men and women have submitted their names for consideration.

In the meantime, Berzins says it’s business as usual.

“Aurora is known for its parks and developments, but right now what we’re dealing with is the new Amazon that brought in 1,500 new jobs and the Gaylord Rockies that brought in 10,000 construction jobs,” she said. “We have the Anschutz campus and they have 20,000 jobs and they’re not done yet. They’re still growing they could have between 40,000 and 60,000 new jobs. What’s important to Aurora is to bring in those jobs so as we grow we can afford the housing the developments and then the commercial that follows all that.”

Politics Unplugged airs Sundays at 4:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Denver7 and Noon on KCDO (K3).