The man who spearheaded the effort to repeal Ogden's 39-year-old city charter says he has no plans to run for the new full-time mayor post.
As a result of Tuesday's vote, Ogden will be governed by a full-time mayor and seven council members starting in 1992. The margin was close, 7,670 in favor of repeal and 6,988 against."I feel really good about it," said former Mayor Cliff Goff. "Our future's bright."
Goff supported the change from a part-time mayor to a full-time office and spearheaded a local movement to get the charter changed. He said he has no plans to run for mayor next year but doesn't rule out the possibility of seeking a seat on the council.
"City politics is something I really enjoy, but I'm not going to give up a full-time dental practice to be mayor," he said. "We're now going to get a first-rate guy in there who knows what he's doing."
Currently, the city has a council/-manager form of government, which has a part-time mayor and six council members. The government is run by City Manager Robert Hunter, who will be out of a job come January 1992.