Here's an item in this morning's Standard-Examiner well worthy of note:
In the wake of last year's Marshall White Center brouhaha, Ace Reporter Schwebke reports this morning that last year's Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership (OWCAP) management contract is working out great:
federal grant money which OWCAP and Boss Godfrey had been banking on never came through:
Ogden's administration had initially hoped that OWCAP would be able to obtain grants to completely operate the Marshall White Center without any financial subsidy from the city, said Mayor Matthew Godfrey.A Weber County Forum Tip O' The Hat to the Ogden City Council for wisely picking up the reins on this, overriding the Mayor's veto and providing the monthly funding to keep MWC afloat (and the pool open).
As that hasn't happened, the management agreement has proven to be an effective option enabling OWCAP to succeed in running the Marshall White Center, he said.
Unlike last year, it appears that Boss Godfrey is now happy as a clam:
As that [federal funding]hasn't happened, the management agreement has proven to be an effective option enabling OWCAP to succeed in running the Marshall White Center, [Matthew Godfrey] said.We'll assume therefore at this point there'll be no further talk of mayoral civil disobedience or nasty administration lawsuits.
"They accomplished all the objectives we hoped for," Godfrey said in an e-mail to the Standard-Examiner. "The Marshall White Center is far better utilized by the community, it's cleaner and they are doing it for less money."
All's well that ends well, as we opined before.
Being the ever-eternal optimists here at Weber County Forum, we'll also assume Boss Godfrey learned a little about the operation of democratic government in the bargain.