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 November 5, 2012 through November 9, 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
 November 5, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-130 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; City Manager, City of Norwich; and City of Norwich
FIC 2012-131 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and City of Hartford
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-343 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
FIC 2012-348 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
 November 6, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-346 Darrell Brooks v. Director, Labor Relations, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 November 7, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2012-325 Anthony Lazzari v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 11:30 AM FIC 2012-225 Richard Burgess and Connecticut Carry Inc. v. Diane Urban, Member, State of Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-320 Joseph Tarzia v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
 November 8, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-289 Glen Fisher 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 2012-324 Kimberly Albright v. Chief, Police Department,  City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
 November 9, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-353 Michael Vrtis and Realgy Energy Services v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
FIC 2012-462 Michael Vrtis and Realgy Energy Services v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor;and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-276 Alexander Wood and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
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Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 5, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-130 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; City Manager, City of Norwich; and City of Norwich
FIC 2012-131 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and City of Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matter was held on November 5, 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; State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; City Manager, City of Norwich; and City of Norwich
Docket #FIC 2012-131;
David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and City of Hartford
David Godbout appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Neil Parille appeared on behalf of the respondent, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Attorney Michael Driscoll appeared on behalf of respondent, City of Norwich.  Attorney Alexandra Deeb appeared on behalf of the City of Hartford.  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 11:45 AM.
Dated:  November 8, 2012
 November 5, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-343 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
FIC 2012-348 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on November 5, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-343;
James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
Docket #FIC 2012-348;
James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
James Torlai appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Terrence O'Neill 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, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:00 PM.
Dated:  November 7, 2012
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 6, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-346 Darrell Brooks v. Director, Labor Relations, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 6, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-346;
Darrell Brooks v. Director, Labor Relations, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 7, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2012-325 Anthony Lazzari v. Commissioner, 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 matter for November 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-325;
Anthony Lazzari v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 November 7, 2012  11:30 AM FIC 2012-225 Richard Burgess and Connecticut Carry Inc. v. Diane Urban, Member, State of Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 7, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-225;
Richard Burgess and Connecticut Carry Inc. v. Diane Urban, Member, State of Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly
Richard Burgess appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Phil Miller appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:38 AM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:04 PM.
Dated November 8, 2012
 November 7, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-320 Joseph Tarzia v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-320;
Joseph Tarzia v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 8, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-289 Glen Fisher 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 November 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-289;
Glen Fisher v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development; and State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development
 November 8, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-324 Kimberly Albright v. Chief, Police Department,  City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 8, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-324;
Kimberly Albright v. Chief, Police Department,  City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
Kimberly Albright appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Kevin T. Daly, Jr. appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:03 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:30 PM.
Dated:  November 9, 2012
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 9, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-353 Michael Vrtis and Realgy Energy Services v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
FIC 2012-462 Michael Vrtis and Realgy Energy Services v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor;and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for November 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-353;
Michael Vrtis and Realgy Energy Services v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
Docket #FIC 2012-462;
Michael Vrtis and Realgy Energy Services v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
Dated:  November 9, 2012
 November 9, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-276 Alexander Wood and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-276;
Alexander Wood and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services