Public Meetings in a Pandemic

Posted on May 7, 2020

Passionate About Our Community Public Meetings in a Pandemic by Jennifer Bragar  As part of the American Planning Association’s 2020 virtual conference – NPC20 @Home, Jennifer Bragar presented on California, Oregon, and Washington’s responses to the pandemic in relation to public meetings, public participation, and land use hearings. In connection with the presentation, Jennifer wrote the “The West Coast’s Flexible Approach to the Open Meeting Laws in a Pandemic” available here. The article explores the legal landscape, electronic meetings in practice, and how to avoid legal pitfalls. This article examines inclusivity in electronic...

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Meeting in the Middle

Posted on Mar 19, 2019

Passionate About Our Community Meeting in the Middle by Jennifer Bragar  Jennifer Bragar was recently published in the January 2019 edition of the American Planning Association magazine. You can find a PDF copy of the article here.

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Tomasi Salyer Martin Sponsors Housing Land Advocates Conference

Posted on Jan 24, 2018

Tomasi Salyer Martin Sponsors Housing Land Advocates Conference     Tomasi Salyer Martin (TSM) is pleased to sponsor the 2018 Housing Land Advocates Conference, “Strategies for Housing Planning, Policy and Finance: City, Region, State” on February 9, 2018. As a result of TSM’s contribution, ten scholarship recipients will be able to attend the conference and gain valuable tools to ensure local land use decision making results in land available for affordable housing. TSM partner, Jennifer Bragar, is the current President of Housing Land Advocates and will present on a joint project with the Fair Housing Council of Oregon to comment on...

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Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning Law

Posted on Jan 12, 2018

Passionate About Our Community   Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning Law by Jennifer Bragar       Ed Sullivan and I co-author the annual comprehensive plan update for the American Bar Association’s State and Local Government Law Section. The most recent update was just published by the Urban Lawyer and you can read about it here. Urban Lawyer, Vol. 49, No. 3 Summer 2017. The article undertakes an annual survey of state and federal cases dealing with the role of the comprehensive plan (sometimes called the “General” or “Master” plan) in land use regulation. That survey and this resulting article illustrate trends in the current use of three...

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Lawyer Monthly – United States’ Land Use Lawyer of the Year

Posted on Dec 22, 2017

Passionate About Our Community   Lawyer Monthly – United States’ Land Use Lawyer of the Year     Lawyer’s Monthly, a monthly legal publication with content that is entirely defined by the significant legal news from around the world, has named Jennifer M. Bragar as the United States’ Land Use Lawyer of the Year. The distinction was awarded after nearly 9,000 readers of Lawyer’s Monthly selected nominees, and a select group of judges narrowed the short list to Ms. Bragar as this year’s award winner.   Lawyer’s Monthly attorneys of the year represent the most accomplished and highly-regarded attorneys in the...

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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...

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