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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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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...

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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...

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