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 26, 2012 through November 30, 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 26, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2012-310 Steven DeBow v. Human Resources Officer, Hartford Public Schools; Chief Information Officer, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-318 Sandra Cady v. Anne Noble, President, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation
 November 27, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-222 Lorenzo Osborne v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-253 Robert Fromer v. State of Connecticut, State Properties Review Board
 November 28, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-248 David McNichol v. Chairman, Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles; and Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-128 Bradshaw Smith v. James Redeker, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-345 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Enfield; and Police Department, Town of Enfield 
FIC 2012-373 Robert A. Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Enfield; and Police Department, Town of Enfield 
 November 29, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-160 Adam Osmond v. Director, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation
 November 30, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-249 David McNichol v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-113 Sheila McCreven v. Conservation Commission, Town of Woodbridge; and Town of Woodbridge
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Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 26, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2012-310 Steven DeBow v. Human Resources Officer, Hartford Public Schools; Chief Information Officer, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 26, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-310;
Steven DeBow v. Human Resources Officer, Hartford Public Schools; Chief Information Officer, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
Steven DeBow appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Alexandria Deeb appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:04 AM, with Commissioner, Sherman D. London presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:51 AM.
Dated:  November 27, 2012
 November 26, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-318 Sandra Cady v. Anne Noble, President, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-318;
Sandra Cady v. Anne Noble, President, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 27, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-222 Lorenzo Osborne v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 27, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-222;
Lorenzo Osborne v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
Lorenzo Osborne appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Gregory M. Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:08 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:24 AM.
Dated:  November 29, 2012
 November 27, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-253 Robert Fromer v. State of Connecticut, State Properties Review Board
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 27, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-253;
Robert Fromer v. Edwin S. Greenberg, Chairman, State of Connecticut, State Properties Review Board; Bennett Millstein, Vice-Chairman, State State of Connecticut, State Properties Review Board; Bruce Josephy, Secretary, State of Connecticut, State Properties Review Board; Mark A. Norman, Pasquale A. Pepe, John P. Valengavich, as members, State of Connecticut, State Properties Review Board; and State of Connecticut, State Properties Review Board
Robert Fromer appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Erin Choquette 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, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:00 PM.
Dated:  November 29, 2012
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 28, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-248 David McNichol v. Chairman, Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles; and Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 28, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-248;
David McNichol v. Chairman, Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles; and Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles
David McNichol appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   The Respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:40 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:45 AM.
Dated:  November 29, 2012
 November 28, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-128 Bradshaw Smith v. James Redeker, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 28, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-128;
Bradshaw Smith v. James Redeker, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Alice Sexton appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:20 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:22 AM.
Dated:  November 29, 2012
 November 28, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-345 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Enfield; and Police Department, Town of Enfield 
FIC 2012-373 Robert A. Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Enfield; and Police Department, Town of Enfield 
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for November 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-345;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Enfield; and Police Department, Town of Enfield
Docket #FIC 2012-373;
Robert A. Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Enfield; and Police Department, Town of Enfield
Dated:  November 29, 2012
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 29, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-160 Adam Osmond v. Director, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-160;
Adam Osmond v. Director, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 30, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-249 David McNichol v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 30, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-249;
David McNichol v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
 November 30, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-113 Sheila McCreven v. Conservation Commission, Town of Woodbridge; and Town of Woodbridge
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 30, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-113;
Sheila McCreven v. Conservation Commission, Town of Woodbridge; and Town of Woodbridge
Sheila McCreven appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Gerald T. Weiner appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:01 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:18 PM.
Dated:  December 4, 2012