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Activist council aims to shake up Salt Lake City Hall

Activist council aims to shake up Salt Lake City Hall

By derek p. jensen
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Jan 23, 2012 03:53PM MDT

The progressives — or are they the populists? — are commandeering Salt Lake City Hall.
Secret-ballot leadership elections have placed Soren Simonsen, Sugar House’s long-languishing liberal, in charge of the City Council and ambitious newcomer Kyle LaMalfa, a west-side organizer, over the Redevelopment Agency.
These two, with the leadership backing of freshman Democratic insider Charlie Luke and lefty professor Luke Garrott, embody a new coalition intent on bottom-up government that empowers res...

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