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Patsy Stadelman Price

Senior Land Use Project Manager
Santa Barbara, California

Patsy represents public and private sector clients in all facets of development, including due diligence, project design, project management, environmental review, permitting, and compliance. She has used her significant experience with sustainable development, the California Coastal Commission, and the California Environmental Quality Act to assist clients including custom home developers, water and wastewater agencies, and real estate investors to navigate the complex development process.

Patsy is a certified planner with extensive experience in planning and project management in California. Having worked locally for both Santa Barbara County and the City of Ventura, Patsy has a clear understanding of the region's complex land use policies and the entitlement process. This knowledge, combined with her established relationships with key staff in local public agencies, is invaluable for helping clients meet their objectives.

Representative Matters
  • Represented the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History before the City and County of Santa Barbara regarding their master plan project for updating and expanding the museum property and facilities, providing CEQA, land use, and real estate counsel.

  • Represented MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation on real estate, land use, redevelopment, and CEQA issues associated with the construction of a 17,000 square foot museum, designed to LEED Silver standards, in the City of Santa Barbara's downtown El Pueblo Viejo Landmark District.

  • Developed strategy and program to obtain development entitlements for a new residence in an existing and established high-end, beach neighborhood in Montecito, CA. Following the controversial entitlement process, managed the LEED Platinum certification process for the contemporary, custom-designed, sustainable residence which will also receive a resolution of commendation from the Board of Supervisors, Santa Barbara County's highest decision making body.

  • Represented a Southern California neighborhood association objecting to a Local Coastal Program Amendment and a Public Works Plan proposed by a regional open space agency, including extensive proceedings before the Coastal Commission and subsequent litigation and appeal.

  • Provides general counsel services to Goleta West Sanitary District, a California public agency, including advice to the Board of Directors and management; drafting of ordinances and resolutions, contracts and other legal documents; business negotiations; regulatory compliance and litigation.

  • Conducted due diligence and land use research related to the acquisition of a historic 16-acre estate in California.

  • Represented a California health club organization in the preparation of a property report assessing land use opportunities and constraints relative to long-term planning for a community recreation facility.

  • Represented a client before Santa Barbara County to obtain entitlements for the development of a custom-designed, sustainable home. Brownstein also assisted in easement issues and managed the LEED certification process for the property.

  • Provided land use and CEQA compliance advice to a major utility regarding a large transmission line project traversing two counties.

News & Events

Senior Warden, Trinity Episcopal Church Vestry

Board Member, Trinity Episcopal Church Children and Youth Council

Board Member, Trinity Episcopal Church Construction Oversight Committee

Publications & Presentations
    • M.A., 2002, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Geography
    • B.B.A., 1999, summa cum laude, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    Certified, American Institute of Certified Planners, 2007

    Member, American Planning Association, Central Coast Section

    Member, American Planning Association, California Chapter