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Aurora has a new interim mayor
 
Photo courtesy: City of Aurora
 

By Joseph Rios
News@lavozcolorado.com
 
08/01/2018

When former Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan passed away from cancer on May 13, the city was left without a Mayor, and it had to find his replacement fast.

The Mayor position is considered to be a part of the City Council. Aurora City Council was required to appoint the city’s new Mayor within 45 days of Hogan’s death. The council went through the process of selecting a new Mayor, and it elected Bob LeGare to hold the position.

LeGare was sworn in toward the end of June, and he has been on Aurora City Council for almost 15 years. He will face numerous challenges like growth within the city as he tries to fill Hogan’s shoes.

Hogan left his mark on Aurora as the city saw growth in its population and its economy. His peers and the city recognized the impact he left on Aurora.

“Hogan was a man who went above and beyond to do right by the city he loved. He led the way to make Aurora the bustling, dynamic city it is today, and Colorado is better for it. He was that rare public servant who put people before party – my God, how we will miss him,” Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said.

Hogan’s term as Mayor lasts until December of 2019. LeGare doesn’t plan on running for Mayor when that time comes.

A lot of things will be going on in Aurora while LeGare is Mayor. The city will be opening up the Gaylord Rockies Hotel later this year. It’ll have over 1,500 rooms and will be located south of Denver International Airport.

The city’s population is also something to keep an eye on. When Hogan first started with the Aurora City Council in 1979, there were 160,000 people living in Aurora. Today, there are over 360,000 people who call Aurora home.

While on the Aurora City Council, LeGare watched over the Transportation, Airports and Public Works Policy Committee. He also wore other hats for the city like serving as vice-chair for Planning and Economic Development, and he was part of the Water Policy Committee.

There were four finalists for Aurora’s Mayor position before LeGare was elected. He needed six out of ten of the council members to vote for him to be elected Mayor. LeGare voted for himself, and he had the right to do so.

LeGare was chosen over Dobi Hunter-Holen and Renie Peterson, two former councilwomen and Tim Hogan, Hogan’s son.

LeGare’s spot in City Council is vacant, and Aurora City Council has 45 days to fill LeGare’s position.

 

 

 

 

 
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