OGDEN -- Facing a crowd of more than 50 people, many of them senior citizens, Mayor Matthew Godfrey gave final approval Monday to an agreement allowing Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership to manage the Marshall White Center.
During a public hearing, Godfrey told the throng that spilled out of a conference room on the ninth floor of the Municipal Building into an adjoining foyer that his decision to turn over management of the center on Wednesday may not be popular but is necessary.
"We have not done a good job with the Marshall White Center," he said. "Somebody (OWCAP) can do a better job than ourselves."
He went on to say that some at the public hearing may resent his decision. "You may leave this room and continue to hate me," Godfrey said. "I understand that and know that. But I'm willing to pay the price."