Posts by TSBNWLaw

Super Lawyers 2017

Posted on Aug 4, 2017

  We are pleased to announce that Valerie Athena Tomasi, was nominated by her peers to the Oregon Super Lawyers list in 2017 for Banking Law, maintaining a 7 year track record on the list. In addition, Jennifer Bragar received the Rising Star designation for land use and has received the designation since 2012. Elizabeth Biermann received the Rising Star designation for banking and has received this award since 2014. Not only are Tomasi Salyer Martin’s attorneys dedicated to excellent customer service, but are recognized by their peers as competent attorneys who are an asset to Oregon’s legal community, as evidenced by this year’s Super Lawyers...

Read More

Tillamook County’s 2017 Housing Plan

Posted on Apr 21, 2017

Passionate About Our Community   Tillamook County’s 2017 Housing Plan by Jennifer Bragar       In March 2017, Tillamook County issued its new housing needs analysis, “Creating a Healthy Housing Market for Tillamook County.” The County recognized the necessity to take a new approach to the analysis of housing in light of its changed economy. The study utilizes graphic representations and analysis of the coastal and interior markets to focus on the need for regional solutions. Coastal markets such as Manzanita, Oceanside, and Pacific City fuel high home prices, while interior cities such as Wheeler, Tillamook, and Cloverdale provide more affordable...

Read More

Analysis of Zoning Barriers that Limit the Construction of Manufactured Housing

Posted on Apr 7, 2017

Passionate About Our Community   Analysis of Zoning Barriers that Limit the Construction of Manufactured Housing by Jennifer Bragar       In the Portland metropolitan region, we often think of affordable housing in urban terms – increased density, homelessness, and accessory dwelling units, but considering the issue in rural areas requires a different lens on how to build low cost housing. This post reviews zoning barriers that limit the construction of manufactured housing that were identified by renowned land use law professor, Daniel Mandelker’s recent article, Zoning Barriers to Manufactured Housing, 48 Urban Lawyer 233 (2016) (available here...

Read More

Oregon’s Land Use and Conservation Development Commission Issues Final Enforcement Order Against the City of Corvallis

Posted on Mar 24, 2017

Passionate About Our Community   Oregon’s Land Use and Conservation Development Commission Issues Final Enforcement Order Against the City of Corvallis by Jennifer Bragar       The tension around whether clear and objective standards must apply to a proposed residential development gripped the City of Corvallis and one developer in a multi-year legal battle at the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (“LUBA”) that left the developer in a cycle of remands about how the city would apply its standards. Fed up with the cycle, the developer took its case to the state agency, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (“LCDC”) that under a 2015 law...

Read More

Big Win for the Confederated Tribes: Oil Trains in Oregon Face New Hurdle by Jennifer Bragar

Posted on Mar 11, 2017

Passionate About Our Community   Big Win for the Confederated Tribes: Oil Trains in Oregon Face New Hurdle by Jennifer Bragar   The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, and Bands of the Yakima Nation (collectively the “Treaty Tribes”) have been opposed to an Union Pacific oil-by-rail project that called for trains from oil-producing regions to deliver the crude to ports where ships could move it to refineries along the West Coast. Notwithstanding the oil train derailment in the City of Mosier last year, the Union Pacific Railroad (“Union Pacific”) seeks approval for a track expansion to increase the number...

Read More