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.

Notice of Special Meeting
The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of January 9, 2011 through January 13, 2011 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
 January 9, 2012 No Hearings Scheduled
    
 January 10, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-220 Anthony Torres v. Joan Ellis, Freedom of Information Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-371 Robert Cushman v. Chief, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Public Safety Division, University of Connecticut Police Department; and State of Connecticut, Public Safety Division, University of Connecticut Police Department
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-316 Ronald Goodmaster and the Seymour Police Union Local #564, Council 15, AFSCME, AFL-CIO v. Board of Police Commissioners, Town of Seymour
    
 January 11, 2012 No Hearings Scheduled
    
 January 12, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2011-360 Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. Mayor, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-359 Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. Chief, Springdale Fire Department; and Springdale Fire Department
FIC 2011-361 Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. President, Long Ridge Fire Department; and Long Ridge Fire Department
 3:00 PM FIC 2011-362 Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. President, Turn of River Fire Department; and Turn of River Fire Department
FIC 2011-363 Daniel P. Hunsberger and the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association v. President, Belltown Fire Department, Inc.; and Belltown Fire Department, Inc.
    
 January 13, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-456 Matthew Maounis v. Legal Department, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 10, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-220 Anthony Torres v. Joan Ellis, Freedom of Information Liaison, 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 January 10, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut. 
Docket #FIC 2011-220;
Anthony Torres v. Joan Ellis, Freedom of Information Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Anthony Torres appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.    Attorney James Neil appeared for the respondents.                     No votes were taken.   The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:36 a.m. with Hearing Officer Mary E. Schwind presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:14 a.m.  
Dated:  January 10, 2012
 January 10, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-371 Robert Cushman v. Chief, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Public Safety Division, University of Connecticut Police Department; and State of Connecticut, Public Safety Division, University of Connecticut Police Department
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 10, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut. 
Docket #FIC 2011-371;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Public Safety Division, University of Connecticut Police Department; and State of Connecticut, Public Safety Division, University of Connecticut Police Department
Robert Cushman appeared on his own behalf.    Assistant Attorney General Michael Sullivan appeared for the respondents.                     No votes were taken.   The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:17 a.m. with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 12:25 p.m.  
Dated:  January 10, 2012
 January 10, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-316 Ronald Goodmaster and the Seymour Police Union Local #564, Council 15, AFSCME, AFL-CIO v. Board of Police Commissioners, Town of Seymour
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 10, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut. 
Docket #FIC 2011-316;
Ronald Goodmaster and the Seymour Police Union Local #564, Council 15, AFSCME, AFL-CIO v. Board of Police Commissioners, Town of Seymour
Richard Gudis appeared for the complainants.    Attorney Warren L. Holcomb appeared for the respondent.                     No votes were taken.   The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:18 p.m. with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 4:58 p.m.  
Dated:  January 11, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 12, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2011-360 Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. Mayor, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 12, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut. 
Docket #FIC 2011-360;
Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. Mayor, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
Attorney Daniel P. Hunsberger appeared for the complainant.    Attorney Burt Rosenberg appeared for the respondents.                     No votes were taken.   The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:27 a.m. with Hearing Officer Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 11:02 a.m.  
Dated:  January 18, 2012
 January 12, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-359 Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. Chief, Springdale Fire Department; and Springdale Fire Department
FIC 2011-361 Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. President, Long Ridge Fire Department; and Long Ridge Fire Department
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on January 12, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut. 
Docket #FIC 2011-359;
Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. Chief, Springdale Fire Department; and Springdale Fire Department
Docket #FIC 2011-361;
Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. President, Long Ridge Fire Department; and Long Ridge Fire Department
Attorney Daniel P. Hunsberger appeared for the complainant.    Attorney Monte E. Frank appeared for the respondents, Chief, Springdale Fire Department; and Springdale Fire Department.    Attorney Mark J. Kovach appeared for the respondents, President, Long Ridge Fire Department; and Long Ridge Fire Department.                     No votes were taken.   The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:00 p.m. with Hearing Officer Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 3:05 p.m.  
Dated:  January 18, 2012
 January 12, 2012  3:00 PM FIC 2011-362 Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. President, Turn of River Fire Department; and Turn of River Fire Department
FIC 2011-363 Daniel P. Hunsberger and the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association v. President, Belltown Fire Department, Inc.; and Belltown Fire Department, Inc.
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on January 12, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut. 
Docket #FIC 2011-362;
Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. President, Turn of River Fire Department; and Turn of River Fire Department
Docket #FIC 2011-363;
Daniel P. Hunsberger and the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association v. President, Belltown Fire Department, Inc.; and Belltown Fire Department, Inc.
Attorney Daniel P. Hunsberger appeared for the complainants.    Attorney Mark J. Kovach appeared for the respondents.                     No votes were taken.   The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 3:17 p.m. with Hearing Officer Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 3:30 p.m.  
Dated:  January 18, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 13, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-456 Matthew Maounis v. Legal Department, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for January 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-456;
Matthew Maounis v. Legal Department, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford