The Ogden City Council regularly meets on the first, third, and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. Additionally, special meetings are scheduled as needed. Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers (Suite 340) on the third floor of the Ogden City Municipal Building. An official agenda is prepared and noticed for all City Council meetings.
Citizen input is encouraged and appreciated during Council meetings. The Council Chair will invite the public to share their comments at the appropriate time during Public Hearings, Public Input, or Public Comments. Additional information is provided regarding public participation at meetings in the Council’s Public Comment Guidelines.
All City Council Meetings are ADA compliant.
The second Tuesday of each month is reserved for the Ogden Redevelopment Agency meetings. The RDA meets at 6:00 p.m. in the same location as the City Council meetings. An official agenda is prepared and noticed for each RDA meeting. The members of the City Council serve as RDA Commissioners. The RDA Commission approves the RDA budget, programs, policies, and large projects.
The Ogden Redevelopment Agency is responsible for administering the expenditures of State and Federal funds to improve neighborhoods and encourage new or existing businesses. Neighborhood programs include rehabilitation of the City’s housing stock, construction of new dwelling units, matching grants to improve neighborhoods, Own-In-Ogden loans, and emergency home repair funds. Business programs focus on downtown Ogden, the reuse of Business Depot Ogden (formerly Defense Depot Ogden), eliminating blighted areas, encouraging new businesses, retaining existing jobs, and creating new jobs.
The Municipal Building Authority does not meet on a regular basis; meetings are scheduled and held as needed. An official agenda is prepared and noticed for each MBA meeting. The governing board of the MBA is comprised of all members of the Ogden City Council as Trustees. The Chair of the Board is the Chair of the Ogden City Council.
The Municipal Building Authority (MBA) was created as a nonprofit corporation on November 17, 1992, under the authority of the Utah Nonprofit Corporation and Co-operative Association Act and the Utah Municipal Building Authority Act. The purpose of the MBA is to acquire, improve or extend one or more projects and to finance their costs on behalf of the City. Some projects undertaken by the MBA include renovation of the Ogden Municipal Building, the Municipal Gardens, the Ogden Stadium and the Ogden Public Works Building.
Work & Study Sessions
The City Council and Ogden Redevelopment Agency hold work sessions to discuss detailed information on specific programs or issues. These meetings are open meetings which the public may attend; however, no public comments are allowed at these sessions. Work sessions are held on Tuesdays of each week directly following regularly scheduled City Council meetings which begin at 5:30 p.m. In the event that regular meetings are not scheduled work sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. An official meeting notice is prepared and posted for each work session meeting.
Prior to each scheduled meeting, a Study Session shall be held, beginning at 5:30 p.m. for the purposes of reviewing the agenda for the meeting to begin at 6:00 p.m. and for discussing general City Council business. Study Sessions are held in Conference Room 310 on the third floor of the Municipal Building.
Closed Executive Sessions
Closed Executive Sessions will only be conducted in accordance with State Law Section 52-4-205 of the Utah Open and Public Meetings Law, which defines reasons for Closed Executive Sessions as:
- Discussions of character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual
- Strategy sessions to discuss collective bargaining
- Strategy sessions to discuss pending or reasonably imminent litigation
- Strategy sessions to discuss the purchase, exchange, or lease of real property
- Strategy sessions to discuss the sale of real property
- Discussion regarding deployment of security personnel, devices or systems
- Investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct.