Republican Town Committee closes in on replacement for Susan Cameron on Planning and Zoning
Updated 11:55 am, Wednesday, May 10, 2017
DARIEN — Nearly two months after Planning and Zoning Commissioner Susan Cameron resigned from her role, the commission remains down a member, though perhaps not for long.
“P&Z will officially appoint the candidate after we endorse him or her this Wednesday,” Hayes said.
Cameron, who would have been up for re-election this November, cited a variety of reasons for walking away from her post, chief among them several “new demands on (her) time,” in her March 21 resignation letter to commission Chairman John Sini.
All three republican members of the commission — Sini, Secretary Stephen Olvany and James Rand — are up for re-election this November. Because of the proximity to the election and in order to avoid any conflict with the RTC in terms of candidacy, Sini said the commission deferred to the RTC to find a replacement.
“Imagine a scenario in which we pick somebody and the RTC found another candidate. The appointed candidate would only be on the commission for six or seven months,” Sini said. “We envisioned that that person would be nominated by the Republican caucus and ultimately be a candidate in November.”
Sini said he’s heard a few candidates have recently come forward, but has not received any official word. Planning and Zoning next meets May 16.