Salt Lake Mayor Palmer DePaulis announced this week the formation of a new budget division in the city's Finance Department, headed by newly seated Finance Director Linda Hamilton, 40.

The new division will consolidate policy and budget programs, DePaulis said. "We are always looking for ways to more effectively and efficiently formulate our annual city budget," he said.The new department will come on line when the city moves into the newly renovated City-County Building the first week in May.