Bob LeGare selected to be Aurora mayor

AURORA, Colo. -- The Aurora City Council selected council member Bob LeGare to fill the mayor’s vacancy that was created by the death of Stephen Hogan on May 13.

LeGare was sworn in at the end of the meeting and will then assume mayoral duties immediately.

The city council will have 45 days to follow the same appointment process to fill LeGare’s vacancy.

LeGare was selected from a group of four finalists out of a pool of 13 people who applied to fill the appointment.

He will serve through the remainder of Hogan's four-year term, which ends in December 2019, and is eligible to run on the November 2019 municipal ballot.

The city council is composed of a mayor and 10 council members. Of those 10 members, six are ward council members. The remaining four are elected at-large, like the mayor, to represent the entire city.

The 10 members are part-time elected officials, meaning they have jobs in addition to their responsibilities as council members. The mayor's position is full time.

Aurora follows the council-manager form of government in which legislative and policy matters are determined by the mayor and city council.

It employs a city manager who is responsible for city administration and operations.

The city has an annual budget of $803.4 million and 3,700 employees who provide service to more than 365,000 residents in Aurora.

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