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 resumed 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 13, 2012 through February 17, 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 13, 2012 No Hearings Scheduled
    
 February 14, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-534 Michael Richetelli v. Jeanne Consiglio-Hoin, Chairperson, Board of Education, Orange Public Schools; Board of Education, Orange Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-595 David Godbout v. Law Department, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
 February 15, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2011-538 Mark Dumas v. Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
 11:30 AM FIC 2011-539 Mark Dumas v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
  2:00 PM FIC 2011-330 Sidney Wylie v. Martin R. Libbin, Deputy Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division, Legal Services; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division, Legal Services
    
 February 16, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-305 Reggie Gonsalves v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bristol; and Police Department, City of Bristol
11:00 AM FIC 2011-513 M. Jeffry Spahr v. Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools
FIC 2011-571 M. Jeffry Spahr v. Director, Pupil Personnel Services, Norwalk Public Schools; and Norwalk Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-671 Mayor, City of Middletown; and City of Middletown v. State of Connecticut, Psychiatric Security Review Board
    
 February 17, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-274 Ronald Ricks v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 14, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-534 Michael Richetelli v. Jeanne Consiglio-Hoin, Chairperson, Board of Education, Orange Public Schools; Board of Education, Orange Public Schools
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-534;
Michael Richetelli v. Jeanne Consiglio-Hoin, Chairperson, Board of Education, Orange Public Schools; Board of Education, Orange Public Schools
 February 14, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-595 David Godbout v. Law Department, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 14, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-595;
David Godbout v. Law Department, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
David Godbout appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Burt Rosenberg appeared on behalf of the respondents.   No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:04 p.m., with Hearing Officer Kathleen K. Ross presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 2:33 p.m.
Dated:  February 14, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 15, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2011-538 Mark Dumas v. Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-538;
Mark Dumas v. Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
 February 15, 2012  11:30 AM FIC 2011-539 Mark Dumas v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 15, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-539;
Mark Dumas v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 February 15, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-330 Sidney Wylie v. Martin R. Libbin, Deputy Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division, Legal Services; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division, Legal Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 15, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-330;
Sidney Wylie v. Martin R. Libbin, Deputy Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division, Legal Services; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division, Legal Services
The complainant appeared failed to appear.   Attorney Martin Libbin appeared on his own behalf. No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:15 p.m., with Hearing Officer Valicia D. Harmon presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 2:17 p.m.
Dated:  February 15, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 16, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-305 Reggie Gonsalves v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bristol; and Police Department, City of Bristol
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 16, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-305;
Reggie Gonsalves v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bristol; and Police Department, City of Bristol
Reggie Gonsalves appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Richard Lacey appeared on behalf of the respondents.   No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 a.m., with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 9:43 a.m.
Dated: February 17, 2012
 February 16, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-513 M. Jeffry Spahr v. Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools
FIC 2011-571 M. Jeffry Spahr v. Director, Pupil Personnel Services, Norwalk Public Schools; and Norwalk Public Schools
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matters for February 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM, were postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-513;
M. Jeffry Spahr v. Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools
Docket #FIC 2011-571;
M. Jeffry Spahr v. Director, Pupil Personnel Services, Norwalk Public Schools; and Norwalk Public Schools
 February 16, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-671 Mayor, City of Middletown; and City of Middletown v. State of Connecticut, Psychiatric Security Review Board
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-671;
Mayor, City of Middletown; and City of Middletown v. State of Connecticut, Psychiatric Security Review Board
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 17, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-274 Ronald Ricks v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 17, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-274;
Ronald Ricks v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
Ronald Ricks appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Gregory M. Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:47 a.m., with Hearing Officer Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:22 a.m.
Dated:  February 17, 2012