Juneteenth Is Now a Paid Holiday for Aurora City Staff

In a unanimous 12-0 vote yesterday, the Aurora City Council voted to make Juneteenth an official city holiday for all Aurora staff. That follows a similar declaration made at the state level last year. Many employers have also joined in, making June 19th a paid holiday.

Here’s what it sounded like inside Aurora council chambers as Mayor Richard Irvin, the first Black mayor in the city’s long history, signed it into law.

Here is what it sounded like inside council chambers last night.