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 September 3, 2012 through September 7, 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
 September 3, 2012 HOLIDAY
 September 4, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-143 Alice Sexton and the A&R Employees Union v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles; and State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-130 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2012-131 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2012-161 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-159 David Simon v. Civil Service Commission, City of Bridgeport
 September 5, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2012-202 Marie Souffrant v. Director, Greater Bridgeport Transit District; and Greater Bridgeport Transit District
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-175 George Schober v. David Palmer, Chairman, Board of Education, Somers Public Schools; Joan Formeister, Vice Chairman, Board of Education, Somers Public Schools; and Board of Education, Somers Public Schools
 September 6, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-113 Sheila McCreven v. Conservation Commission, Town of Woodbridge; and Town of Woodbridge
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-087 Gregory Cusack v. Chief, Willimantic Police Department, Town of Windham; Willimantic Police Department, Town of Windham; Director of Personnel, Town of Windham; and Town of Windham
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-028 Jonathan Rosenthal v. City Council, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
 September 7, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-557 Apostle Immigrant Services and St. Rose of Lima Church v. Leonard Gallo, Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 4, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-143 Alice Sexton and the A&R Employees Union v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles; and State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-143;
Alice Sexton and the A&R Employees Union v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles; and State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles
 September 4, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-130 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2012-131 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2012-161 David Godbout v. 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 consolidated matters was held on September 4, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-130;
David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2012-131;
David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2012-161;
David Godbout v. 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.   Assistant Attorney General Stephen Sarnoski appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:30 PM.
Dated:  September 5, 2012
 September 4, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-159 David Simon v. Civil Service Commission, City of Bridgeport
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-159;
David Simon v. Civil Service Commission, City of Bridgeport
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 5, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2012-202 Marie Souffrant v. Director, Greater Bridgeport Transit District; and Greater Bridgeport Transit District
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 5, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-202;
Marie Souffrant v. Director, Greater Bridgeport Transit District; and Greater Bridgeport Transit District
The complainant failed to appear.   Crystal Engram appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:17 AM, with Commissioner, Sherman D. London presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:18 AM.
Dated:    September 5, 2012
 September 5, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-175 George Schober v. David Palmer, Chairman, Board of Education, Somers Public Schools; Joan Formeister, Vice Chairman, Board of Education, Somers Public Schools; and Board of Education, Somers Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-175;
George Schober v. David Palmer, Chairman, Board of Education, Somers Public Schools; Joan Formeister, Vice Chairman, Board of Education, Somers Public Schools; and Board of Education, Somers Public Schools
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 6, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-113 Sheila McCreven v. Conservation Commission, Town of Woodbridge; and Town of Woodbridge
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 6, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-113;
Sheila McCreven v. Conservation Commission, Town of Woodbridge; and Town of Woodbridge
 September 6, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-087 Gregory Cusack v. Chief, Willimantic Police Department, Town of Windham; Willimantic Police Department, Town of Windham; Director of Personnel, Town of Windham; and Town of Windham
Minutes of the Commission’s special meeting of September 6, 2012
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 6, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-087;
Gregory Cusack v. Chief, Willimantic Police Department, Town of Windham; Willimantic Police Department, Town of Windham; Director of Personnel, Town of Windham; and Town of Windham
Gregory Cusack appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Richard Cody appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:15 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:25 PM.
Dated:  September 7, 2012
 September 6, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-028 Jonathan Rosenthal v. City Council, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-028;
Jonathan Rosenthal v. City Council, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 7, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-557 Apostle Immigrant Services and St. Rose of Lima Church v. Leonard Gallo, Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 7, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled due to resolution by stipulation of the parties.
Docket #FIC 2011-557;
Apostle Immigrant Services and St. Rose of Lima Church v. Leonard Gallo, Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven