First Notices Below New Aurora City Tenting Ban Received’t Come This Weekend – CBS Denver


AURORA, Col. (CBS4) – A controversial municipal camping ban in the city of Aurora comes into effect this weekend. However, city officials say any abatement notices are unlikely to be issued this weekend.

A city official told CBS4 that while the camping ban technically takes effect Saturday, they don’t plan to issue any abatement notices until the details are ironed out at a meeting Monday.

The city sent out a statement on the camping ban on Wednesday:

“Although the effective date of the ordinance is April 30, these policies are still evolving, so the city will continue to apply its existing inventory reduction policy until new policies are in place…”

“As such, the city does not anticipate that on March 30.

Monday’s session is a study session where Aurora City Council members will discuss a new updated mitigation policy, primarily to ensure there are enough shelters to hold people and places to keep their belongings.

The city’s new ban requires a 72-hour notice before a camp is vacated, and the city must offer these people alternative housing. While there are no penalties for being in an illegal camp, people can be arrested if they refuse to move during a search.

Another separate issue is the location of some of these homeless encampments — like portions of Interstate 225 — which fall under the jurisdiction of the CDOT, not the city of Aurora. Mayor Mike Coffman says he’s looking into it and has spoken to Gov. Jared Polis about it.