CONTACT

Tel: (805) 962-0011, ext. 105
Fax: (805) 965-3978
msm@ppplaw.com

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Municipal Law
Land Use Law
Environmental Law

EXPERIENCE

Mr. Manion represents both private and public agency clients with respect to zoning, planning and land use entitlements, including the California Coastal Act, general plans, local zoning, Subdivision Map Act and affordable housing. He also regularly advises both private and public agency clients on environmental compliance matters involving CEQA, NEPA, federal and state endangered species acts and stormwater and development run-off issues.

In addition, Mr. Manion currently serves as general counsel to the following non-profit and public agencies:

  • Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District
  • Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara
  • Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara
  • Montecito Fire Protection District
  • Garden Court, Inc. (nonprofit affordable housing provider)
  • Las Cortes, Inc. (nonprofit affordable housing provider)
  • Surf Development Company (nonprofit affordable housing provider)

Prior to joining Price, Postel & Parma LLP, Mr. Manion served as a deputy city attorney for the City of Oxnard. Mr. Manion is currently the firm’s chair of the Environmental, Water and Land Use Group and the Public Agency and Eminent Domain Group.

EDUCATION

  • University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1991)
  • Loyola Law School (J.D., 1995)

ADMISSIONS

  • California

MEMBERSHIPS

  • The State Bar of California (member, section on Environmental Law)
  • American Bar Association
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Tri-Counties Government Attorneys’ Association, Past President

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • St. Francis Foundation of Santa Barbara