In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Ogden City Council is holding their Work Sessions and Council Meetings electronically through Zoom. As a result, general public comments will not be taken in person.
The council is introducing new electronic methods through which residents can provide input on meeting agenda items and submit public comments. Residents can submit comments by filling out a Public Comment Submission Form at ogdencity.com/publicinput, leaving a message on a new public comment hotline (801-629-8158), and by emailing the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org. The council encourages residents to submit their comments through one of the electronic options before the public hearing date but will also take live comments on items requiring a public hearing.
Public comments received electronically are treated the same as in-person comments. Any comments submitted at 12 p.m. on the Monday before a council meeting will be added to the public record of that meeting. These comments are forwarded to the city council and, when appropriate, to the administration for review. The comments received will not be read during the council meetings but will be addressed by the council during the meeting.
These new resources give residents various ways to submit public comment. To that end, the council plans on continuing these electronic methods to submit public comment even after the COVID-19 crisis is over. This gives residents who cannot attend meetings the opportunity to have their voices heard.
Council meetings will continue to be streamed live through Facebook; however, comments received through this platform will not be added to the public record of the meeting.
For more information on how to submit your public comment to the Council, please visit ogdencity.com/736/Ways-to-Comment.