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Letter to the Editor: Uphold Transparency

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Uphold Transparency - 27 East
Uphold Transparency Happy New Year to all village residents and faithful readers of my frequent letters. I appreciate your willingness to engage with critical community discussions. Today, I bring to ...
Southampton, NY resident David Rung took the time to write a great letter to the editor calling for more transparency by village officials.
“I encourage our village officials to revisit their approach to Freedom of Information requests with a focus on openness. Upholding transparency is not only about following legal mandates but also about fostering trust and accountability within our community. It is crucial that our village practices reflect a genuine commitment to these values.”

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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.

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