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  • Post of the Day: The demise of Planning Commissioner's Journal

    Cardinal writes:

    From the LinkedIn site:

    It is with deep regret that we have to report that after 20 years in business as an independently owned and operated publication for citizen planners, the Planning Commissioners Journal will be ending publication this Spring. Unfortunately, the long economic recession and the impact it has had on municipalities—who make up over 90 percent of our subscription base—has left us in a position where it is simply not economically feasible to continue publication.

    Our final issue this Spring will include a special retrospective of the most important topics we’ve reported on over the years. In the coming weeks we will also be sharing information about the availability of our extensive archive of articles (over 450 published since 1991) and our other publications, while alerting you to several exciting special offers. At the end of March, we’ll also be releasing an updated and expanded version of our popular booklet: Welcome to the Commission! A Guide for New Members. Special pre-order discount pricing on the updated edition of this publication is now available. Information is available on our web site: http://pcj.typepad.com

    Make sure you’re on our email list, as future announcements will primarily be by email. If you’re currently a Planning Commissioners Journal subscriber, you’ll find a letter enclosed with the Winter issue (now being mailed out) asking you to verify your current email address. If you’re not a subscriber, you can easily sign up for our email update list.

    We will -- at least for the next several months -- be maintaining our Linkedin group page, and continue to post announcements.

    We appreciate the support we've received from our friends and subscribers over the years. Thank you!

    Wayne Senville, Publisher & Editor
    Betsey Krumholz, General Manager

    p.s., if you have any questions, don't hesitate to either email us at: pcjoffice (at) gmail (dot) com or phone us at: 802-864-9083.

    PCJ has long been the best source for meaningful planning topics. It will be sorely missed.

    See the responses here.