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.

The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of April 23, 2012 through April 27, 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 23, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-619 Joseph Sargent v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-636 Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina and Bert Rosenberg, Office of the City Attorney, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
    
 April 24, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-688 Pat de Angelis v. Retirement Board, Town of Middlebury; and Town of Middlebury
 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 25, 2012  No hearings scheduled
    
 April 26, 2012  No hearings scheduled
    
 April 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 2011-668 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-670 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Col. Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
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Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 23, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-619 Joseph Sargent v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-619;
Joseph Sargent v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford 
   
 April 23, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-636  Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina and Bert Rosenberg, Office of the City Attorney, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-636;
Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina and Bert Rosenberg, Office of the City Attorney, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 24, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-688 Pat de Angelis v. Retirement Board, Town of Middlebury; and Town of Middlebury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 24, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-688;
Pat de Angelis v. Retirement Board, Town of Middlebury; and Town of Middlebury
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Robert W. Smith appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:45 AM, with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 9:47 AM
Dated:  April 27, 2012
 April 24, 2012  2:00 AM 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 24, 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;  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
David Godbout appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Burt Rosenberg appeared on behalf of the Law Department, City of Stamford and City of Stamford.  Assistant Attorney General Stephen R. Sarnoski appeared on behalf of the State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:00 PM, with Hearing Officer Kathleen K. Ross presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 4:45 PM.
Dated:  April 30, 2012
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 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
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
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
 April 27, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-668 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for April 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-668;
Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2011-670; Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Col. Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 April 27, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-670 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Col. Danny Stebbins, 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 consolidated matters for April 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-668;
 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2011-670;
Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Col. Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection