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 May 14, 2012 through May 18, 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
 May 14, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-594 Coordinated Transportation Services Inc. v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
 May 15, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-386 Latone James v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; Police Department, City of Waterbury; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-577 Ken Dixon and Hearst Connecticut Newspapers v. Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-599 Karen Sulich v. Brian Sear, First Selectman, Town of Canterbury; and Town of Canterbury
 May 16, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2011-576 Mike Helfenbein v. Conservation Commission, Town of Woodbridge
 11:30 AM FIC 2011-660 Michael Selvaggi v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-008 Denise Gallucci v. Chairman, Governing Board, Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College; and Governing Board, Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College
 May 17, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-377 Gaylord Salters v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; Police Department, City of New Haven; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-327 Terry Wright v. Superintendent, Granby Public Schools; Board of Education, Granby Public Schools; and Granby Public Schools
 May 18, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-719 Ted Baptiste 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
 May 14, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-594 Coordinated Transportation Services Inc. v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2011-594;
Coordinated Transportation Services Inc. v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 15, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-386 Latone James v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; Police Department, City of Waterbury; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 15,2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-386;
Latone James v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; Police Department, City of Waterbury; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Latone James appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Gary S. Roosa and Attorney Kevin Daly appeared on behalf of the respondent Police Department, City of Waterbury.  Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondent State of Connecticut, Department of Correction.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:45 AM, with Hearing Officer Kathleen K. Ross presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 11:00 AM.
Dated:  May 17, 2012
 May 15, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-577 Ken Dixon and Hearst Connecticut Newspapers v. Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 15, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-577;
Ken Dixon and Hearst Connecticut Newspapers v. Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics
Kenneth Dixon appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Assistant Attorney General Holly Bray appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:02 AM, with Hearing Officer Valicia D. Harmon presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 11:48 AM
Dated:  May 16, 2012
 May 15, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-599 Karen Sulich v. Brian Sear, First Selectman, Town of Canterbury; and Town of Canterbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 15, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-599;
Karen Sulich v. Brian Sear, First Selectman, Town of Canterbury; and Town of Canterbury
Attorney Lloyd L. Anderson appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Brian Sear, First Selectman appeared on behalf of the respondents.  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 2:38 PM.
Dated:  May 16, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 16, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2011-576 Mike Helfenbein v. Conservation Commission, Town of Woodbridge
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

Docket #FIC 2011-576;
Mike Helfenbein v. Conservation Commission, Town of Woodbridge
 May 16, 2012  11:30 AM FIC 2011-660 Michael Selvaggi v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2011-660;
Michael Selvaggi v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
 May 16, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-008 Denise Gallucci v. Chairman, Governing Board, Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College; and Governing Board, Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2012-008;
Denise Gallucci v. Chairman, Governing Board, Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College; and Governing Board, Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 17, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-377 Gaylord Salters v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; Police Department, City of New Haven; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 17, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-377;
Gaylord Salters v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; Police Department, City of New Haven; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Gaylord Salters appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone. Attorney Kathleen Foster appeared on behalf of the respondent Police Department, City of New Haven. Attorney Nancy Kase O'Brasky appeared on behalf of the respondent State of Connecticut, Department of Correction. No votes were taken. The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:10 AM.
Dated: May 17, 2012
 May 17, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-327 Terry Wright v. Superintendent, Granby Public Schools; Board of Education, Granby Public Schools; and Granby Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 17, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-327;
Terry Wright v. Superintendent, Granby Public Schools; Board of Education, Granby Public Schools; and Granby Public Schools
Terry Wright appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Thomas Mooney appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:00 PM, with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 3:04 PM.
Dated:  May 18, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 18, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-719 Ted Baptiste v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 18, 2012 at 9:30 am, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2011-719;
Ted Baptiste v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport