Council Responsibilities

The Ogden City Council is the City's legislative body. The Council's responsibilities include:

  • Establish laws and policies 
  • Adopt the City’s budget
  • Approve City general plans
  • Decide what services to provide and at what level 
  • Determine tax and fee rates 
  • Provide advice and consent for appointments of City positions
  • Provide oversight of city functions 
  • Conduct financial and management audits 
  • Pass resolutions 
  • Respond to the needs of citizens
City Council Meeting

Redevelopment Agency & Municipal Building Authority

The Council acts also as the Redevelopment Agency Board and the Municipal Building Authority Board. Ogden City created these agencies according to State law to assist the City in development, redevelopment, and financing of projects. In each of their roles, the Council strives for mutual understanding of issues, concerns, and proposals. 

Click here to learn more about the Ogden Redevelopment Agency.

Click here to learn more about the Ogden Municipal Building Authority.

Form of Government


Ogden is governed by a Mayor-Council form of government. Patterned after both the State and United States governments, Ogden's form of government has definite checks and balances. The Mayor has administrative and executive responsibility and the City Council has legislative responsibility.

Click here to learn more about Ogden's form of government.