People and the Land: An Oral History of Oregon’s Statewide Land Use Planning Program

Interview with Ed Sullivan (on Fasano and Baker cases)



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Ed Sullivan was interviewed on February 10, 2020, by Michael Rupp in Portland, Oregon.

In this interview, Sullivan discusses the legal cases Fasano v. Washington County Board of Commissioners and Baker v. City of Milwaukie, two Oregon Supreme Court decisions that upheld the necessity of guaranteeing fair, reviewable, and predictable decision-making in Oregon land use.


Ed Sullivan is a specialist in land use law with over 45 years' experience. He practiced in Portland with the firm of Garvey, Schubert, & Barer. He served as Assistant County Counsel and County Counsel for Washington County, and as Legal Counsel for the Governor of Oregon. He was a board member of the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association and chair of the House Land Alliance, among numerous other professional and civic roles. He is an adjunct professor in the Portland State University College of Urban and Public Affairs and has taught planning law at Lewis & Clark Law School and Willamette University.


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Interview with Ed Sullivan (on Fasano and Baker cases)