SALT LAKE CITY -- A developer who has been criticized for his conflicts of interest is resigning from the Utah Transit Authority board of trustees.
The Deseret News of Salt Lake City says Terry Diehl is leaving his volunteer post after 10 years.
A legislative audit last year said Diehl may have violated procurement and contracting rules because of his ownership of land that UTA was considering for a future light rail site.
Diehl says he wants to develop projects around transit stations without burdening UTA with negative attention because of his disclosures.
Board chairman Greg Hughes, who is a Republican leader in the Utah House, says the board granted Diehl a waiver to a rule requiring a one-year waiting period before pursuing developments that involve UTA.