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Changes minor in new Aurora council districts PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Friday, December 28, 2012 8:47 PM

Aurora City Council in December approved new councilmanic districts as revised by the city attorney Jeff Stratman.
The districts, as set out in ordinance 2012-14, were changed to follow precinct lines, said Stratman. But the changes are minor, and each new district still includes the residence of the councilman representing it.

“There is a slight change in the downtown area,” he said. Previously, Center 1 stopped at Third Street and extended out Conwell Street; now it includes all the Aurora Downtown Historic District but none of Conwell Street.

It also extends along Ind. 56 and up Market Street and Langley Heights Road to the city limits.

Center 2 includes Aurora's Hanover Avenue, Moore Street and lower Sunnyside Avenue areas, as well as Maple Street and Ridge Avenue. It includes U.S. 50 as far east as Billingsly Drive. District 2 picked up Maple Street and the south side of Woodlawn Avenue, said Stratman.

Center 3 has the outer portion of Sunnyside Avenue and intersecting streets including Springdale Road, Trailside Drive and Hillview Drive. It also includes the north side of Woodlawn Avenue and Dawn and Dinah drives.

Center 4 now includes that part of Conwell Street formerly in Center 1, said Stratman. In also covers most of the West Aurora area, as well as Rahe Heights.

The redistricting is based on Census data from the 2010 Census, he said. Council approved the ordinance unanimously.