Sen. Michael Gianaris, D-Astoria and Senate deputy majority leader, has introduced the Keep Police Radio Public ACt (S.7795) to amend the state Executive Law to stipulate police agencies in New York that choose to encrypt their radio communications must establish a written policy allowing duly authorized members of the press and emergency services organizations real-time access to the communications, and no more than a 10-minute delay for members of the public.
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.