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 June 4, 2012 through June 8, 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
 June 4, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-466 Noel Acosta v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-011 Hector Robles v. Daryl K. Roberts, Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
 June 5, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-559 Robert Salatto v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven, and Police Department, Town of East Haven
FIC 2011-631 Robert Salatto v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven, and Police Department, Town of East Haven
 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
 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
 June 6, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-530 James Mitchell v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
 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 2011-698 Tremont Public Advisors v. Laurie Hunt, Director, Legal Affairs Department, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority; and Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority
 June 7, 2012  11:00 AM 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
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-650 Richard Boccaccio v. First Selectman, Town of Westbrook; and Town of Westbrook
 June 8, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-452 Jack Smith v. Chief, Police Department, City of Norwalk: and Police Department, City of Norwalk
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 4, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-466 Noel Acosta 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 June 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

Docket #FIC 2011-466;
Noel Acosta v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
 June 4, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-011 Hector Robles v. Daryl K. Roberts, Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

Docket #FIC 2012-011;
Hector Robles v. Daryl K. Roberts, Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 5, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-559 Robert Salatto v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven, and Police Department, Town of East Haven
FIC 2011-631 Robert Salatto v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven, and Police Department, Town of East Haven
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for June 5, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
  
Docket #FIC 2011-559;
Robert Salatto v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven, and Police Department, Town of East Haven
Docket #FIC 2011-631;
Robert Salatto v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven

Dated:  June 8, 2012
 June 5, 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 June 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

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
 June 5, 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 5, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
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
Attorney Thomas B. Mooney appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Assistant Attorney General Jane D. Comerford appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:02 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 4:42 PM
Dated:  June 6, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 6, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-530 James Mitchell v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 6, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-530;
James Mitchell v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
James Mitchell appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Alexandra Deeb appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:47 AM, with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:50 AM.
Dated:  June 6, 2012
 June 6, 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 6, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
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
Michael Selvaggi appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Emily Melendez appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:32 AM, with Commissioner Sherman D. London presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 1:01 PM.
Dated:  June 6, 2012
 June 6, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-698 Tremont Public Advisors v. Laurie Hunt, Director, Legal Affairs Department, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority; and Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 6, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-698;
Tremont Public Advisors v. Laurie Hunt, Director, Legal Affairs Department, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority; and Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority
Michael Harrington appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Peter G. Boucher and Attorney Daniel Krisch appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:38 PM, with Hearing Officer Kathleen K. Ross presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 5:02 PM.
Dated:  June 8, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 7, 2012  11:00 AM 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 June 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

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
 June 7, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-650 Richard Boccaccio v. First Selectman, Town of Westbrook; and Town of Westbrook
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

Docket #FIC 2011-650;
Richard Boccaccio v. First Selectman, Town of Westbrook; and Town of Westbrook
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 8, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-452 Jack Smith v. Chief, Police Department, City of Norwalk: and Police Department, City of Norwalk
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2011-452;
Jack Smith v. Chief, Police Department, City of Norwalk: and Police Department, City of Norwalk
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