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 20, 2012 through February 24, 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 20, 2012 No Hearings Scheduled
    
 February 21, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-300 William McCleese v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-524 James Quattro v. Town Clerk, Town of East Hartford; and Town of East Hartford
    
 February 22, 2012 No Hearings Scheduled
    
 February 23, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-541 James Quattro v. Vital Statistics Registrar, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-276 Donna Best v. Mayor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-615 James Findley v. Director, Housing Authority, Town of Mansfield; and Housing Authority, Town of Mansfield
    
 February 24, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-299 David Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-543 The Estate of Steven Sklarz v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Public Safety; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Public Safety
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 21, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-300 William McCleese v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 21, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-300;
William McCleese v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
 February 21, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-524 James Quattro v. Town Clerk, Town of East Hartford; and Town of East Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 21, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-524;
James Quattro v. Town Clerk, Town of East Hartford; and Town of East Hartford
The complainant failed to appear.  Attorney Frank Cassetta appeared on behalf of the respondents.   No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:20 a.m., with Hearing Officer Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 9:40 a.m.
Dated:  February 22, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 23, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-541 James Quattro v. Vital Statistics Registrar, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-541;
James Quattro v. Vital Statistics Registrar, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 February 23, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-276 Donna Best v. Mayor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-276;
Donna Best v. Mayor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 February 23, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-615 James Findley v. Director, Housing Authority, Town of Mansfield; and Housing Authority, Town of Mansfield
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 23, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-615;
James Findley v. Director, Housing Authority, Town of Mansfield; and Housing Authority, Town of Mansfield
James Findley appeared on his own behalf.   Rebecca Fields 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 2:43 p.m.
Dated:  February 24, 2012
 
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 24, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-299 David Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 24, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-299;
David Taylor v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
David Taylor appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone   Assistant Attorney General Kerry Ann Colson appeared on behalf of the respondents.   No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:46 a.m., with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:36 a.m.
Dated:  February 27, 2012
 February 24, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-543 The Estate of Steven Sklarz v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Public Safety; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Public Safety
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-543;
The Estate of Steven Sklarz v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Public Safety; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Public Safety