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 July 2, 2012 through July 6, 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
 July 2, 2012  11:30 AM FIC 2012-012 Fred Brow v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
FIC 2012-124 Fred Brow v. Finance Director, Town of East Haven; and Town of East Haven
 July 3, 2012 No Hearings Scheduled
 July 4, 2012 No Hearings Scheduled
 July 5, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-545 Joan L. Zygmunt v. Town Counsel, Town of Westport; First Selectman, Town of Westport; Town of Westport; Chief, Police Department, Town of Westport; and Police Department, Town of Wesport
 July 6, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-062 Rhudean Bull v. Mary Lou Rinaldi, Ernie Orgera, Christina Andreana, Tim Curtin, Donald Huppert, Mitchell Kaufman, Fred Flynn, Members, Water Pollution Control Authority, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 2, 2012  11:30 AM FIC 2012-012 Fred Brow v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
FIC 2012-124 Fred Brow v. Finance Director, Town of East Haven; and Town of East Haven
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for July 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM, was postponed.
  
Docket #FIC 2012-012;
Fred Brow v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
Docket #FIC 2012-124;
Fred Brow v. Finance Director, Town of East Haven; and Town of East Haven

Dated:  July 5, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 5, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-545 Joan L. Zygmunt v. Town Counsel, Town of Westport; First Selectman, Town of Westport; Town of Westport; Chief, Police Department, Town of Westport; and Police Department, Town of Wesport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 5, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-545;
Joan L. Zygmunt v. Town Counsel, Town of Westport; First Selectman, Town of Westport; Town of Westport; Chief, Police Department, Town of Westport; and Police Department, Town of Wesport
Joan L. Zygmunt appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Gail Kelly appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:04 AM, with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 11:29 AM.
Dated:  July 5, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 6, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-062 Rhudean Bull v. Mary Lou Rinaldi, Ernie Orgera, Christina Andreana, Tim Curtin, Donald Huppert, Mitchell Kaufman, Fred Flynn, Members, Water Pollution Control Authority, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2012-062;
Rhudean Bull v. Mary Lou Rinaldi, Ernie Orgera, Christina Andreana, Tim Curtin, Donald Huppert, Mitchell Kaufman, Fred Flynn, Members, Water Pollution Control Authority, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford