Authority & Powers

Composition of Authority
  • State statute controls the creation and appointment process of the WRURA.
  • WRURA appointments are made by the Mayor and are subject to the approval by a majority vote of the entire City Council.
  • WRURA has five year terms. Terms are staggered with one member's term expiring each year.
  • One member of the WRURA may be a municipal official, either appointed or elected.
  • Currently, the WRURA is a seven-member Commission with one member from each Council District, and three members serving at-large.
The Wheat Ridge Urban Renewal Authority has the power to:
  • Undertake urban renewal projects and execute contracts connected therewith
  • Buy and sell property; dedicate property it owns for public projects
  • Sue and be sued
  • Enter property and buildings, with the consent of the owner, to undertake surveys or appraisals
  • Condemn property or leases
  • Borrow money
  • Make appropriations and expenditures of its funds; invest its funds subject to certain restrictions
  • Make reasonable relocation payments
  • Contract with consultants or advisors to accomplish duties related to urban renewal