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S.L. ECONOMIC CHIEF TO WORK ON OLYMPICS BID UNTIL 1991

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Craig Peterson, Salt Lake City's Economic Development Director, likely will continue his stay at offices of the Salt Lake Winter Games Organizing Committee until the 1998 Winter Olympics bid is let in 1991.

Peterson has been on leave of absence from his city job, with the approval of Mayor Palmer DePaulis, to work as chief administrative officer for the Salt Lake Winter Games Organizing Committee, in charge of Utah's 1998 Winter Olympics bid.The two have been negotiating this week over the statu sof Peterson's leave to enable Peterson to stay with Utah's Olympic movement.

DePaulis said he is willing to extend his leave until June, 1991, when the International Olympic Committee votes on what city should host the 1998 Winter Olympics.

DePaulis said the city could contribute to Peterson's salary with the Salt Lake Winter Games Organizing Committee by allowing some of the $60,000 the city already has committed to the Olympic movement to go toward Peterson's pay.

Meanwhile, DePaulis says he wants to fill the seat in the city's Community and Economic Development Department vacated by Peterson with someone soon. DePaulis said he has no names under consideration but wants to fill the post in January.