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 February 6, 2012 through February 10, 2012 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
 February 6, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-253 Thomas E. Brown v. Zoning Compliance Officer, Town of Simsbury; Director of Planning, Town of Simsbury; and Town of Simsbury
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-562 Dick Goduti v. Chairman, Harbor Management Commission, Town of Old Saybrook; and Harbor Management Commission, Town of Old Saybrook
    
 February 7, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-258 Leroy Harris v. State's Attorney, State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the State's Attorney, Judicial District of New Haven; and State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the State's Attorney, Judicial District of New Haven
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-555 Michelle Tuccitto Sullo and the New Haven Register v. Public Works Department, City of Derby; and City of Derby
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-276 Donna Best v. Mayor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
    
 February 8, 2012 No Hearnings Scheduled
    
 February 9, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-357 Mark Weber Esq. v. President, Sherman Library Association; and Sherman Library Association, Town of Sherman
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-366 Lynnia Milliun v. Executive  Director, LARC, Inc.
    
 February 10, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-472 Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina, Director, Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford
FIC 2011-473 Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina, Director, Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford
FIC 2011-474 Joseph Sargent v. Director of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
FIC 2011-475 Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina, Director, Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 6, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-253 Thomas E. Brown v. Zoning Compliance Officer, Town of Simsbury; Director of Planning, Town of Simsbury; and Town of Simsbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on February 6, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-253;
Thomas E. Brown v. Zoning Compliance Officer, Town of Simsbury; Director of Planning, Town of Simsbury; and Town of Simsbury
Thomas Brown appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Robert DeCrescenzo appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Hearing Officer Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 9:55 AM
Dated:  February 7, 2012
 February 6, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-562 Dick Goduti v. Chairman, Harbor Management Commission, Town of Old Saybrook; and Harbor Management Commission, Town of Old Saybrook
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-562;
Dick Goduti v. Chairman, Harbor Management Commission, Town of Old Saybrook; and Harbor Management Commission, Town of Old Saybrook
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 7, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-258 Leroy Harris v. State's Attorney, State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the State's Attorney, Judicial District of New Haven; and State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the State's Attorney, Judicial District of New Haven
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 7, 2012 at 9:30 a.m., was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-258;
Leroy Harris v. State's Attorney, State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the State's Attorney, Judicial District of New Haven; and State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the State's Attorney, Judicial District of New Haven
 February 7, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-555 Michelle Tuccitto Sullo and the New Haven Register v. Public Works Department, City of Derby; and City of Derby
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 7, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-555;
Michelle Tuccitto Sullo and the New Haven Register v. Public Works Department, City of Derby; and City of Derby
Michelle Tuccitto Sullo appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Joseph T. Coppola appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 a.m., with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 11:39 a.m.
Dated:  February 7, 2012
 February 7, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-276 Donna Best v. Mayor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 7, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-276;
Donna Best v. Mayor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
Attorney Richard J. Paduleula appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Michael S. Casey appeared on behalf of the respondents.   No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:00 p.m., with Hearing Officer Kathleen K. Ross presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 2:38 p.m.
Dated:  February 7, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 9, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-357 Mark Weber Esq. v. President, Sherman Library Association; and Sherman Library Association, Town of Sherman
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 9, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-357;
Mark Weber Esq. v. President, Sherman Library Association; and Sherman Library Association, Town of Sherman
Mark Weber appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Priya Morganstern appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:35 a.m., with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 12:25 p.m.
Dated:  February 9, 2012
 February 9, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-366 Lynnia Milliun v. Executive Director, LARC, Inc.
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-366;
Lynnia Milliun v. Executive  Director, LARC, Inc.
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 10, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-472 Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina, Director, Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford
FIC 2011-474 Joseph Sargent v. Director of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
FIC 2011-475 Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina, Director, Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for February 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-472;
Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina, Director, Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford
Docket #FIC 2011-474;
Joseph Sargent v. Director of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
Docket #FIC 2011-475;
Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina, Director, Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford
 February 10, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-473 Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina, Director, Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-473;
Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina, Director, Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and Office of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford