Consideration of three nominees to the Salt Palace Advisory Board, stalled by a close vote last week, and a plan to restrict hunting in City Creek Canyon, are on the Salt Lake City Council's agenda Tuesday.

Salt Lake City is the last to appoint three members to the tri-government Salt Palace Board, behind Salt Lake County and the state, who have already appointed three members each.Councilman Willie Stoler made a motion last Tuesday to stall the nominations of Marcia Price and Jack T. Dunlop, charging their appointments were not "geographically balanced" because both were from Councilwoman Sydney Fonnesbeck's District 3.

The third nominee, F. Anthony Rampton, was not considered at the last council meeting but will be Tuesday. Rampton is also from District 3.

The council voted 4-3 - aligning itself in the familiar "gang-of-four" voting block of Stoler, and council members Florence Bittner, Wayne Horrocks and Alan Hardman against council members Fonnesbeck, Tom Godfrey and Roselyn Kirk - to send the appointees to the Committee of the Whole for further study.

The move prompted criticism from Mayor Palmer DePaulis, who said the stall would preclude the city from representation on the board.

The council will also hold the first public hearing on a proposed ordinance to restrict the discharge of firearms in City Creek Canyon, a nature preserve in the city's northern reaches.

City Public Works Director LeRoy Hooton Jr. said the ordinance may spark opposition from area hunting groups and the National Rifle Association.

Under the proposed ordinance, which would conform with state law, hunting would be prohibited in the lower 5 1/2 miles of the canyon, popular among joggers, hikers and walkers.