Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire to Present on Police Department Management at PSAB Fall Conference Experience

Siana Law attorney, Christopher P. Gerber, is proud to participate in the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs’ 2020 Fall Conference Experience. Mr. Gerber will present Police Department Management & Community Engagement Amid Increased Public Scrutiny on Tuesday, October 20th at 5:30 pm. To learn more about this year’s online conference experience and view the agenda, click…

Michael G. Crotty, Esquire featured in recent PA Township News article on Personal Liability

Michael G. Crotty, Esquire recently contributed to the feature article, What You Need to Know About Personal Liability, Township Officials Can Combat Lawsuits with Knowledge, Best Practices, and Insurance, which was published in the August 2020 issue of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors‘ PA Township News. “There is such a range of claims that…

Just Preserve It! Don’t hamstring your defense in a premises liability lawsuit for a failure to preserve all relevant surveillance video from the day of an alleged accident – by Christopher P. Allen, Esquire

According to a 2019 report released by PreciseSecurity.com, the U.S. has the highest number of CCTV cameras per person in the world. In fact, one billion surveillance cameras will be watching us around the world in 2021, with the Americas accounting for 18% of all installed surveillance cameras according to a report from ISH Markit…

Taking a Bite Out of Blight . . . with Act 61 of 2020 By Brigitte M. Meyer, J.D., Law Clerk & Michael G. Crotty, Esquire

Townships, boroughs and cities now have another tool in the fight against blight and for economic redevelopment. Act 61 of 2020, The Tax Exemption and Mixed-Use Incentive Program Act, was enacted on July 14, 2020, lowering barriers for localized economic development initiatives. Generally, it allows local taxing authorities to designate “deteriorated areas” within their communities,…

Building Trust In Law Enforcement – Recommendations for Local Elected Officials On Constitutional Policing and Transparency By Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire

In the wake of recent events, which have spurred protests, riots, and an apparent loss of confidence in law enforcement, it is critical for local elected officials to take immediate action to ensure that police services are provided in accordance with the United States Constitution and federal and state law. In an arena that involves…

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When Public Discourse and Public Management Interact: Freedom of Speech and Expression Amid COVID-19 and the Election Cycle by Brian C. Conley

Everyone knew 2020 would be an election year. Few could have predicted the election would take a backseat to a pandemic, murder hornets and nationwide public protests in the news cycle. Such is the world these days. And, in such a world, the breadth, intensity and importance of public discourse is even more magnified than…

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Municipal Employer Alert – Navigating the Storm by Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire

Charting A Course to Restore Local Government Operations As we look ahead to re-opening Pennsylvania during a protracted fight against the coronavirus, local governments should implement a strategic plan designed to optimize safe and efficient public services while protecting the health of municipal employees. This effort requires a careful balancing of individual liberty and privacy…