Jordan Ramis PC - Attorneys at Law Established in 1963, we are an entrepreneurial law firm serving business and government throughout the Pacific Northwest. Articles written by attorneys at Jordan Ramis PC are featured here. Jordan Ramis PC en-us Wed, 23 Jan 2019 06:53:03 -0700 Wed, 23 Jan 2019 06:53:03 -0700 EPA, Army Corps Release Revised WOTUS Rule Interstate waters would no longer be a separate category of waters. Instead, only those interstate waters falling into one of the other six categories would be jurisdictional. Similarly, while the agencies are not proposing any changes to the impoundments category, they are seeking comment on whether impoundments could be incorporated into another category of waters. Washington Supreme Court: WDFW Has Authority Over Projects Above Ordinary High Water Marks Metro Council Approved Urban Growth Boundary Expansions Roger Lenneberg: An Icon in the Construction Industry How to Sufficiently Argue Your Land Use Appeal: Division III Clarifies Scope of “Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies” Requirement”-requirement/ The most important and often the most litigated issue under LUPA involves standing. With respect to standing, LUPA requires that the appellant satisfy four criteria. SCOTUS: ESA Critical Habitat Designations Must Be “Habitat”; Remands on Whether Unoccupied and Unsuitable Area Can Be Designated as Critical Habitat for Dusky Gopher Frog”--remands-on-whether-unoccupied-and-unsuitable-area-can-be-designated-as-critical-habitat-for-dusky-gopher-frog/ In a long-running, potentially monumental case regarding the scope of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”), agency discretion and authority, and property rights, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Fifth Circuit’s decision regarding the dusky gopher frog critical habitat designation. Women And Leadership 2: A Successful Jordan Ramis Event! We are thrilled to report that the 2nd Annual Jordan Ramis Women and Leadership event was a roaring success! Like last year’s event, it was an evening full of inspiration, motivation, education, and valuable networking for leaders and aspiring leaders alike. Ninth Circuit Concludes Ordinances Prohibiting Camping in Public Places Without Any Alternative for Shelter Unconstitutional The enforcement of the statute against homeless individuals with no reasonable or alternative access to shelter violated the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. The DJC's 2018 Women of Vision: Women Making Strides in the Built Industry The DJC’s Women of Vision is an educational and awards program aimed at supporting the women who are shaping our local design, engineering and construction industries with their leadership, mentoring efforts, community involvement and the promotion of industry diversity. WA Supreme Court Confirms Application Fees are Subject to LUPA and 21-day Appeal Period Washington Supreme Court affirms that application fees, required as part of any standard land use or building permit application, are subject to the Land Use Petition Act’s (“LUPA”) judicial review process and the 21-day deadline for appeal.