Here's a first impression of the first of the Ogden City election 2009 municipal election public forums
By Dan S.
Just returned from the Weber County Womens's Legislative Council candidates' forum. All eight candidates were present and had plenty of opportunities to speak. After each gave an opening statement, there were plenty of questions from the audience.
One person asked Phipps about his position regarding Mt. Ogden Golf Course. Phipps said that all options should be on the table, and it's unacceptable that the course loses $350,000 [sic] a year. Then my turn came to ask a question, and I pointed out that right now we have an option on the table, namely relocating the clubhouse and building 350 condominiums, while completely redesigning and rerouting the course. I asked each candidate whether that option should be on or off the table. Every candidate answered "off" except Phipps, although Stephens sounded a bit uncertain.
Interestingly, some of the candidates were more equivocal on this question when they responded to the Sierra Club questionnaire.
Ed. Addendum: The floor is open for the comments and observations of other WCF readers who attended tonight's event.