Ogden residents decided to throw out the city's council/manager form of government, voting to repeal the city's charter.

The vote, a narrow 52 percent to 48 percent, replaces the current system with a council/mayor form of government.Under the new system, the city will be run by an elected mayor, who will appoint a chief administrative officer with the consent of a seven-member City Council.

Under the current system, the mayor is little more than a ceremonial head and a city manager runs the city's daily affairs. Because the mayor now will be responsible for the city's affairs, voters will have the opportunity to have a more direct influence on the way their government is run.