Salt Lake Mayor Palmer DePaulis is still choosing among four finalists to replace Vernon Jorgensen, who retired in December 1987 as director of the city's Planning and Zoning Division.

The four candidates are Allen Johnson, the city's acting director; Alan Canter, a former Denver planning director; Rodger Dahlstrom, planning director in Elgin, Ill.; and Gary Jones of A.P. Associates, a Salt Lake planning firm.DePaulis said he would rather take the heat from a delayed decision than make a hasty appointment to an important position. He said the new planning head will play an important role in the city's development efforts.