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Final Decision FIC2015-129
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
Robert S. Walsh,
     Complainant
     against
Docket #FIC 2015-129
Mayor, City of Bridgeport;
Tax Collector, City of
Bridgeport; Richard DeJesus,
as member, City Council,
City of Bridgeport; and
City of Bridgeport,
     Respondents
October 28, 2015

     The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on June 29, 2015 at 2:30 P.M. at which time Attorney Mark T. Anastasi, Corporation Counsel for the City of Bridgeport, appeared on behalf of the respondents, but the complainant did not appear to prosecute the case.
     The hearing officer notes that Attorney Anastasi represented that, prior to the scheduled hearing, he had spent considerable time reviewing the administrative record, speaking to the respondents, and preparing the affidavit of Margo Litz, a paralegal in his office.  Attorney Anastasi submitted the affidavit into evidence.  In the affidavit, Ms. Litz avers that she searched for, assembled and provided the requested records to the complainant in this case free of charge.
     The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:
     1.  The complaint is hereby dismissed.
     2.  The complainant is admonished for his failure to appear at the hearing in this matter, which failure resulted in a waste of scarce state and local resources.
Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of October 28, 2015.

_______________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission
PURSUANT TO SECTION 4-180(c), G.S., THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF EACH PARTY AND THE MOST RECENT MAILING ADDRESS, PROVIDED TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION, OF THE PARTIES OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.
THE PARTIES TO THIS CONTESTED CASE ARE:
Robert S. Walsh
c/o Trailblazer Central, LLC, Unit 7
1 Shoreline Drive
Guilford, CT  06405
Mayor, City of Bridgeport; Tax Collector, City of
Bridgeport; Richard DeJesus, as member, City Council,
City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
c/o Mark Anastasi, Esq.
Bridgeport City Attorney’s Office
999 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT  06604

____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission
FIC/2015-129/FD/cac/10/28/2015