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 27, 2012 through March 2, 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 27, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-292 Thomas Marra v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-508 Joseph Luciano v. UTOPIA Assisted Living Services
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-523 John DePaolo v. Director, Department of Public Works, City of Middletown; and Department of Public Works, City of Middletown
    
 February 28, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-301 Faroulh Dorlette v. Angel Quiros, Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Northern Correctional Institution; Correctional Officer Sokolowski and Correctional Officer Blais, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Northern Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-611 Evan Pitkoff and the Cooperative Educational Services v. President, Municipal Interlocal Risk Management Agency; and Municipal Interlocal Risk Management Agency
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-626 David Collins and the New London Day v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development; and State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development
    
 February 29, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-617 Roberto Lopez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-440 Ellen Murray v. Human Resources Department, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-360 Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. Mayor, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
    
 March 1, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-415 Richard Urban v. Zoning Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-456 Matthew Maounis v. Legal Department, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
    
 March 2, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-268 Daniel Henderson v. State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Population Management, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 27, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-292 Thomas Marra v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 27, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-292;
Thomas Marra v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Thomas Marra appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Stephen Sarnoski appeared on behalf of the respondents.   No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:40 a.m., with Hearing Officer Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
Dated:  February 27, 2012
 February 27, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-508 Joseph Luciano v. UTOPIA Assisted Living Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 27, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-508;
Joseph Luciano v. UTOPIA Assisted Living Services

The complainant failed to appear.   The respondents failed to appear.   No votes were taken. 
Dated:  February 28, 2012
 February 27, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-523 John DePaolo v. Director, Department of Public Works, City of Middletown; and Department of Public Works, City of Middletown
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 27, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-523;
John DePaolo v. Director, Department of Public Works, City of Middletown; and Department of Public Works, City of Middletown
John DePaolo appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Timothy P. Lynch 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 Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 2:32 p.m.
Dated:  February 27, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 28, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-301 Faroulh Dorlette v. Angel Quiros, Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Northern Correctional Institution; Correctional Officer Sokolowski and Correctional Officer Blais, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Northern Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 28, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-301;
Faroulh Dorlette v. Angel Quiros, Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Northern Correctional Institution; Correctional Officer Sokolowski and Correctional Officer Blais, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Northern Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
The complainant failed to appear. Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:35 a.m., with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 9:38 a.m.
Dated:  February 28, 2012
 February 28, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-611 Evan Pitkoff and the Cooperative Educational Services v. President, Municipal Interlocal Risk Management Agency; and Municipal Interlocal Risk Management Agency
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 28, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-611;
Evan Pitkoff and the Cooperative Educational Services v. President, Municipal Interlocal Risk Management Agency; and Municipal Interlocal Risk Management Agency
Evan Pitkoff appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Kirk Tavtigian appeared on behalf of the respondents.   No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:03 a.m., with Hearing Officer Kathleen K. Ross presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 11:46 a.m.
Dated:  February 28, 2012
 February 28, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-626 David Collins and the New London Day v. 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 February 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-626;
David Collins and the New London Day v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development; and State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 29, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-617 Roberto Lopez 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 February 29, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-617;
Roberto Lopez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 February 29, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-440 Ellen Murray v. Human Resources Department, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on February 29, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-440;
Ellen Murray v. Human Resources Department, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
Ellen Murray appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Thomas Bishop 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 11:46 a.m.
Dated:  February 29, 2012
 February 29, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-360 Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. Mayor, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-360;
Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. Mayor, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 1, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-415 Richard Urban v. Zoning Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for March 1,2012 at 9:30 AM was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-415;
Richard Urban v. Zoning Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 March 1, 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 March 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-456;
Matthew Maounis v. Legal Department, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 2, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-268 Daniel Henderson v. State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Population Management, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for March 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-268;
Daniel Henderson v. State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Population Management, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction