Salt Lake City getting new planning director

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(KSL News) Salt Lake City's new planning director says he is glad to be working in the state capital.

"Salt Lake has always been a great place and a special place for me. To have the opportunity to lead the planning effort is something I am really looking forward to," said Wilford Sommerkorn.

Sommerkorn has been working in Davis County as the director of community and economic development. He is being seen as a new hope for a division that auditors have called dysfunctional.

Mayor Ralph Becker says Sommerkorn will bring consistency and "innovative practices" to the planning division.

Sommerkorn will begin his new job in two weeks.

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