Utah Governor Gary Herbert has granted Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdam's request, to serve on the state committee studying the relocation of the Utah State Prison.

McAdams says he's accepting the duty with a completely open mind; he's not sure whether constructing a new prison -- and bulldozing the current one -- is a good move or not.

But he is promising to protect county taxpayer interests throughout the process.

The committee will hold its first meeting by mid-June...and hopes to offer a recommendation ahead of next year's state legislative session.