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Despite a temporary pause in September over public concern about the project and an ongoing feud with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, the Utah Inland Port Authority Board resumed meeting late last month to further the process of establishing the mammoth Salt Lake City Northwest Quadrant facility. 

The primary action taken by the board was to pass a nearly $2 million budget to finance the procurement of a search firm to find an executive director and to hire an interim administrator, among other expenses. The initial budget is funded by $1.5 million in one-time funds provided by the state for port setup and $475,000 in one-time state funds set aside for economic development planning, a board release said. The board began its search for the tempory administrator with a job posting last week. 

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