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 April 9, 2012 through April 13, 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
 April 9, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-317 Ricardo Ocasio v. Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-699 Matthew Sorokin v. William McCue, Chairman; James Abromitias, Executive Director, Capitol City Economic Development Authority; and Capitol City Economic Development Authority
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-595 David Godbout v. Law Department, City of Stamford;  City of Stamford; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
    
 April 10, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-418 Tyron Wiggins v. Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Northern Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-647 John Mosby v. Superintendent, Norwalk Public Schools; and Norwalk Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-695 Socorro Barron v. Phillip Bergquist, Chairman, Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; and Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield
    
 April 11, 2012 No hearings scheduled
    
 April 12, 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
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-677 Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
FIC 2011-697 Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
    
 April 13, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-428 James McKinnon v. Michael Phillips, FOI Correctional Officer, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Osborn Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
FIC 2011-486 James McKinnon v. FOI Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Osborn CI; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 9, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-317 Ricardo Ocasio v. Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 9, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-317;
Ricardo Ocasio v. Warden,  State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Ricardo Ocasio appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Nancy Canney 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 Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:05 a.m.
Dated: April 9, 2012
 April 9, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-699 Matthew Sorokin v. William McCue, Chairman; James Abromitias, Executive Director, Capitol City Economic Development Authority; and Capitol City Economic Development Authority
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 9, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-699;
Matthew Sorokin v. William McCue, Chairman; James Abromitias, Executive Director, Capitol City Economic Development Authority; and Capitol City Economic Development Authority
Matthew Sorokin appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Anthony Lazzaro appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 a.m., with Hearing Officer Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 12:05 p.m.
Dated:  April 10, 2012
 April 9, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-595 David Godbout v. Law Department, City of Stamford; City of Stamford; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-595;
David Godbout v. Law Department, City of Stamford;  City of Stamford; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 10, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-418 Tyron Wiggins v. Warden, 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 April 10, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-418;
Tyron Wiggins v. Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Northern Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Tyron Wiggins appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:44 a.m., with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
Dated:  April 10, 2012
 April 10, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-647 John Mosby v. Superintendent, Norwalk Public Schools; and Norwalk Public Schools
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-647;
John Mosby v. Superintendent, Norwalk Public Schools; and Norwalk Public Schools
 April 10, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-695 Socorro Barron v. Phillip Bergquist, Chairman, Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; and Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-695;
Socorro Barron v. Phillip Bergquist, Chairman, Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; and Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 12, 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 April 12, 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
 April 12, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-677 Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
FIC 2011-697 Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for April 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-677;
Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Docket #FIC 2011-697;
Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 13, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-428 James McKinnon v. Michael Phillips, FOI Correctional Officer, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Osborn Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
FIC 2011-486 James McKinnon v. FOI Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Osborn CI; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on April 13, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-428;
James McKinnon v. Michael Phillips, FOI Correctional Officer, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Osborn Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Docket #FIC 2011-486;
James McKinnon v. FOI Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Osborn CI; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
James McKinnon appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:58 a.m., with Hearing Officer Mary E. Schwind presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:43 a.m.
Dated:  April 16, 2012