Why is the City of Aurora engaging online?

    Traditional community engagement usually involves attending scheduled meetings or submitting written correspondence to city staff or Council members. While we will always continue to offer these involvement opportunities, we realize that for members of our community, these methods can often be time consuming, inconvenient, and sometimes intimidating. Let's Talk Aurora will give you the opportunity to virtually share your thoughts and ideas on select project topics directly with city project staff. 
    Benefits of online engagement:
    ~It is a quick, safe and convenient way to have your say on a range of issues and topics.
    ~It is a great way to keep up to date and contribute your views on issues affecting your community.
    ~You can see what other community members think about an issue or topic, respond with your own views and engage in a discussion.
    ~You don't have to attend community meetings at a set place and time, you can contribute at a time and place that suits you.
    ~It allows for a range of different people, with different views to discuss matters that impact on their community.

    How do I participate on Let's Talk Aurora?

    You can lend your voice to projects and inititiaves listed on this site in varying ways~Quick Polls-1-2 questions~Surveys-length varies~Online Forums-where you dialogue on topics with other forum members~Q & A-where you can ask staff questions on particular initiatives.To participate for the first time, simply:~Sign up for Let's Talk Aurora by clicking on the "Join the Conversation" button in the top right of any page~Choose a username and password~Complete a few quick questions about you~You will receive an email to validate your email address~Return to the website and click the "Login" button

    Why do I need to register to this site to make a comment?

    While registration is not required to access Let's Talk Aurora, it is necessary for many of the more interactive engagement opportunities. We ask you to register to the website for a few reasons.

    ~It helps ensure that a broader set of perspectives have an opportunity to be represented by attributing feedback and frequency of feedback to individuals.

    ~It promotes accountability and encourages people to provide more thoughtful responses because feedback can be attributed to them.

    ~We can let you know of updates related to the projects that are of interest to you. 

    What happens to my feedback/comments?

    All comments, ideas and suggestions are collated and used by the relevant project teams to inform the development of strategies, programs and activities, or to gain an insight into community views and opinions. Often, feedback provided online is used in conjunction with other face-to-face consultation activities such as meetings, open houses or surveys. When each consultation closes, all contributions are compiled into a report, which will be presented to leadership when considering the particular matter. All feedback provided during consultation will be considered; however, this does not mean that every suggestion will affect the project or be adopted as proposed. Note: All comments you make through this website will become public records for anyone to read.

    Is my privacy protected?

    Yes! Your privacy is absolutely protected and the city will only use your email to contact you with updates and to invite you to participate in different projects posted on the platform.Your email address will not be distributed to any third party or used for any other purpose. We do not ask for your personal details or require them at any time as part of your participation. For more information, see the Site Privacy Policy.