NEWSFLASH: Former Planning & Zoning chairman Susan Cameron submits resignation

Planning & Zoning Commissioner Susan Cameron has announced her resignation from the commission, citing new demands in her personal life as one of the factors behind her departure. Cameron had served as the commission's chairman for three years before stepping down in November 2016.

The Darien Times obtained a letter addressed to current chairman John Sini and Planning & Zoning Director Jeremy Ginsberg on Tuesday afternoon, in which Cameron said there was no single reason for her resignation.

"I have several new demands on my time and I am feeling overwhelmed with it all," Cameron wrote. "I need to drop something to restore balance to my life."

She went on to specify that her choice was not related to the upcoming deliberations over the Corbin downtown redevelopment project while also acknowledging that her feelings may not have been fully in line with the other commissioners. In the letter Cameron is optimistic about the commission finding her replacement in a timely fashion.

She said several strong candidates were considered when the commission chose James Rand to replace former commissioner Richard DiDonna in October 2016. Cameron's replacement will serve out the rest of her term but will need to run for re-election later this year.