Please. It's time
to stop bashing our city. Our officials have been wise stewards of our tax dollars and resources, and I have no desire for Aurora to be a carbon copy of other "progressive" cities with their higher taxes, excessive retail development, and traffic congestion.
The recent complaints in the Aurora Advocate remind me of an individual who gets married, expects his/her spouse to change, then ends up divorcing the spouse who did not change to his/her satisfaction.
You chose Aurora when you moved here, now you want a laundry list of changes or you won't be happy. Perhaps city officials have tired of your complaints; hence the reason you feel they are not listening.
I am proud of our city, and I have no problem with my "quality of my life" here. Perhaps only living in Aurora for 12 years does not give you the perspective of my family, who has lived here for 49 years. No improvements to our roads? Recent paving projects have been phenomenal.
Why do we need more bike paths when our most of our neighborhoods are already bike friendly? More tax dollars for sidewalks? I challenge anyone to drive around the center of Aurora and find even five people walking on the sidewalks we have now.
No public pool? Join the Aurora Inn, whose pool was fine for my friends and me when I grew up in Aurora. My parents are Aurora seniors and have yet to find a "real" service Aurora is lacking for them.
I certainly consider the hundreds of acres of added green space, new ballfields, senior center, community gardens and Sunny Lake improvements to be significant, recent improvements to our city. I do support additional improvements as long as they are fiscally prudent and supported by the majority of residents.
Not happy in Aurora? Seems to me you have three main choices: run for City Council, voice your opinions then be patient, or move out of the city.
Lynn Hubach, Aurora