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(KSL News) Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon detailed his priorities for 2009 in his third State of the County address.
Mayor Corroon said the county will keep expanding its after-school programs for students and building centers for seniors.
He also pledged to hold roundtables with local businesses and help determine how the county can help during these tough economic times.
He called for continuing infrastructure improvements to roads and sewers, as well as parks and libraries
He pledged help for the county's low-income and refugee community.
And he said the county needs to help keep residents safe. He said, "I believe the creation of a unified police authority and other efforts to coordinate our law enforcement agencies are critical to the public safety of our valley."
Mayor Corroon said with a new president and a new stimulus package, he's optimistic things will get better for the county this year.