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.  At this time, there are no Contested Case Hearings scheduled through August 14, 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 April 8, 2013 through April 12, 2013 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
 April 8, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2012-676 Josephine S. Miller v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
 April 9, 2013 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 April 10, 2013 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 April 11, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-380 Guy R. Sullivan v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
FIC 2012-514 Guy Sullivan v. Anita Tremarche and Frank Reed, Transition Committee, State of Connecticut, Council on Developmental Disabilities; and Transition Committee, State of Connecticut, Council on Developmental Disabilities
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-481 Joseph Tarzia v. Michael Pavia, Mayor, City of Stamford; Randall Skigen, Annie Summerville, Elaine Mitchell, Robert DeLuca, Gloria DePina, Eileen Heaphy, Harry Day and Mary Fedeli, as members, Board of Representatives, City of Stamford; and Leadership Committee, Board of Representatives, City of Stamford
 April 12, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-404 David Godbout v. Resident State Trooper, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety; State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
FIC 2012-032 David Godbout v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-613 Janine Netto v. Superintendent, Derby Public Schools; and Derby Public Schools
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 8, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2012-676 Josephine S. Miller v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-676;
Josephine S. Miller v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 11, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-380 Guy R. Sullivan v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
FIC 2012-514 Guy Sullivan v. Anita Tremarche and Frank Reed, Transition Committee, State of Connecticut, Council on Developmental Disabilities; and Transition Committee, State of Connecticut, Council on Developmental Disabilities
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on April 11, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-380;
Guy R. Sullivan v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
Docket #FIC 2012-514;
Guy Sullivan v. Anita Tremarche and Frank Reed,
Transition Committee, State of Connecticut, Council on Developmental Disabilities;
and Transition Committee, State of Connecticut, Council on Developmental Disabilities
Guy Sullivan 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 9:40 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:26 AM.
Dated:  April 11, 2013
 April 11, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2012-481 Joseph Tarzia v. Michael Pavia, Mayor, City of Stamford; Randall Skigen, Annie Summerville, Elaine Mitchell, Robert DeLuca, Gloria DePina, Eileen Heaphy, Harry Day and Mary Fedeli, as members, Board of Representatives, City of Stamford; and Leadership Committee, Board of Representatives, City of Stamford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-481;
Joseph Tarzia v. Michael Pavia, Mayor, City of Stamford; Randall Skigen, Annie Summerville, Elaine Mitchell, Robert DeLuca, Gloria DePina, Eileen Heaphy, Harry Day and Mary Fedeli, as members, Board of Representatives, City of Stamford; and Leadership Committee, Board of Representatives, City of Stamford
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 12, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-404 David Godbout v. Resident State Trooper, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety; State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
FIC 2012-032 David Godbout v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on April 12, 2013, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-404;
David Godbout v. Resident State Trooper, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety; State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
Docket #FIC 2013-032;
David Godbout v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
David Godbout appeared on his own behalf.   The respondent failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:01 AM, with Hearing Officer, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:16 AM.
Dated:  April 16, 2013
 April 12, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2012-613 Janine Netto v. Superintendent, Derby Public Schools; and Derby Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-613;
Janine Netto v. Superintendent, Derby Public Schools; and Derby Public Schools