As Connecticut works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Freedom of Information Commission has begun returning to the Commission’s office on a limited basis.  However, the building continues to be closed to the general public.  During this time of reopening, a limited number of staff will work at the Commission’s office while others will continue to telework.   The Commission resumed its schedule of Regular Meetings on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  Commission meetings will be conducted via telephone and teleconference until such time as restrictions allow a public meeting to be held at the Commission's offices.  Instructions for real-time public access to the Commission’s meetings will be published and included with each meeting agenda.   Additionally, a recording of each meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website.  Contested case hearings are scheduled to resume via telephone the week of August 17, 2020. The Commission continues to accept appeals and engage in its ombudsman program.

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       The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of June 12, 2017 through June 16, 2017 at the specific dates and times listed below.  Each meeting will be held in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, First Floor, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut, for the purpose of conducting a hearing concerning the contested case designated by the corresponding docket number listed below.  For further information concerning these hearings, please contact the Commission’s administrative office at 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106:  telephone (860) 566-5682.
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
  June 12, 2017  9:30 AM  FIC 2016-0770 Anthony Santaniello v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2017-0226 John Kiang v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services
 1:00 PM FIC 2017-0223 Marvin Tyson v. Assistant Chief, Yale Police Department, Yale University; and Yale Police Department, Yale University
     2:30 PM FIC 2017-0168 Ashlie Dranginis v. Superintendent of Schools, Stamford Public Schools; and Stamford Public Schools
  June 13, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0611 Marcos Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2016-0765 Joanna James and the Connecticut State Employees Association v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services
  June 14, 2017     No Special Meetings Scheduled
June 15, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0685 Victor Earl Smalls v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
     2:30 PM FIC 2016-0860 Quentin Kessel v. Catherine Smith, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development; and State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development
June 16, 2017    No Special Meetings Scheduled
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
June 12, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0770 Anthony Santaniello v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

           

Docket #FIC 2016-0770;

Anthony Santaniello v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department  of Correction

 
June 12, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2017-0226 John Kiang v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0226;

John Kiang v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services

June 12, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0223 Marvin Tyson v. Assistant Chief, Yale Police Department, Yale University; and Yale Police Department, Yale University

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0223;

Marvin Tyson v. Assistant Chief, Yale Police Department, Yale University; and Yale Police Department, Yale University

 
June 12, 2017  2:30 PM FIC 2017-0168 Ashlie Dranginis v. Superintendent of Schools, Stamford Public Schools; and Stamford Public Schools

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 12, 2017 at 2:30 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0168;

Ashlie Dranginis v. Superintendent of Schools, Stamford Public Schools; and Stamford Public Schools


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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
  June 13, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0611 Marcos Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 13, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0611;

Marcos Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

Marcos Gonzalez appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Nancy Kase O'Brasky appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 9:33 AM, with Hearing Officer Paula S. Pearlman presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 10:40 AM

Dated:  June 14, 2017

  June 13, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2016-0765 Joanna James and the Connecticut State Employees Association v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2016-0765;

Joanna James and the Connecticut State Employees Association v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services

 
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
June 15, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0685 Victor Earl Smalls v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 15, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0685;

Victor Earl Smalls v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

Victor Earl Smalls appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Nancy Kase O'Brasky appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 9:38 AM, with Hearing Officer Kathleen K. Ross presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 9:48 AM.

Dated:  June 16, 2017

June 15, 2017  2:30 PM FIC 2016-0860 Quentin Kessel v. Catherine Smith, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development; and State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 15, 2017 at 2:30 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

           

Docket #FIC 2016-0860;

Quentin Kessel v. Catherine Smith, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development; and State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development


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