Mid Hudson News: Town board violated Open Meeting Laws; ordered to pay legal fees'
Dutchess County Supreme Court Justice Maria Rosa has ruled that the Wappinger Town Board violated the Open Meetings Law when the members chose to debate the merits of a resolution in executive session rather than discuss them in a meeting open to the public. As a result of the judge’s order, the town is required to pay the plaintiff’s legal fees.
Paul is the founder of the NY Coalition For Open Government and has truly loved seeing it become what it is today and is excited about its future growth.
As an attorney for 32 years, he is a partner in the law firm of Berzer & Wolf. Prior to his private law practice, Paul served in several government positions with the Buffalo Common Council, Buffalo Housing Authority, and Erie County.
When he is not practicing law and doing open government stuff, Paul enjoys spending time with his spouse, Cheryl, and his three children, Michael, Joseph, and Julia. Paul resides in Amherst, NY, a suburb of Buffalo.