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 January 6, 2014 through January 10, 2014 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
 January 6, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-265 Chywon Wright v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-303 Town of Rocky Hill v. SecureCare Options, LLC
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-328 Rich Saluga v. Superintendant of Schools, Brookfield Public Schools; Director of Finance, Brookfield Public Schools; and Brookfield Public Schools
 January 7, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-358 Penn' lope Davis v. Executive Director, Housing Authority, Town of West Hartford; and Housing Authority, Town of West Hartford
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-417 James Reilly v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Protection and Advocacy; and State of Connecticut, Office of Protection and Advocacy
 January 8, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 January 9, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-414 Walter Chmurynski v. Clerk, Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah; and Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah
FIC 2013-415 Walter Chmurynski v. First Selectman, Town of Bozrah; and Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah
 January 9, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-418 Joseph Tarzia v. Robert DeLuca, as Member, Board of Representatives, City of Stamford; and Board of Representatives, City of Stamford
 January 9, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-342 Nancy Chapman v. Board of Directors, Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.; and Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.
 January 10, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
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Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 6, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-265 Chywon Wright v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on January 6, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-265;
Chywon Wright v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Chywon Wright appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:25 AM.
Dated:  January 6, 2014
 January 6, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-303 Town of Rocky Hill v. SecureCare Options, LLC
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 6, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-303;
Town of Rocky Hill v. SecureCare Options, LLC
Attorney Morris Borrea appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Jonathan Starble appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:02 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:58 AM.
Dated:  January 6, 2014
 January 6, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-328 Rich Saluga v. Superintendant of Schools, Brookfield Public Schools; Director of Finance, Brookfield Public Schools; and Brookfield Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 6, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-328;
Rich Saluga v. Superintendant of Schools, Brookfield Public Schools; Director of Finance, Brookfield Public Schools; and Brookfield Public Schools
Rich Saluga appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Daniel P. Murphy appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:06 PM, with Hearing Officer, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:24 PM.
Dated:  January 7, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 7, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-358 Penn' lope Davis v. Executive Director, Housing Authority, Town of West Hartford; and Housing Authority, Town of West Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 7, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-358;
Penn' lope Davis v. Executive Director, Housing Authority, Town of West Hartford; and Housing Authority, Town of West Hartford
Penn'lope Davis appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Lee Tierman appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:45 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:20 AM.
Dated:  January 7, 2014
 January 7, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-417 James Reilly v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Protection and Advocacy; and State of Connecticut, Office of Protection and Advocacy
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 7, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-417;
James Reilly v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Protection and Advocacy; and State of Connecticut, Office of Protection and Advocacy
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Nancy B. Alisberg appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:20 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:22 PM.
Dated:  January 7, 2014
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 9, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-414 Walter Chmurynski v. Clerk, Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah; and Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah
FIC 2013-415 Walter Chmurynski v. First Selectman, Town of Bozrah; and Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for January 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-414;
Walter Chmurynski v. Clerk, Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah; and Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah
Docket #FIC 2013-415;
Walter Chmurynski v. First Selectman, Town of Bozrah; and Office of the First Selectman, Town of Bozrah
Dated:  January 15, 2014
 January 9, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-418 Joseph Tarzia v. Robert DeLuca, as Member, Board of Representatives, City of Stamford; and Board of Representatives, City of Stamford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for January 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-418;
Joseph Tarzia v. Robert DeLuca, as Member, Board of Representatives, City of Stamford; and Board of Representatives, City of Stamford
 January 9, 2014  2:00 PM Nancy Chapman v. Board of Directors, Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.; and Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 9, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-342;
Nancy Chapman v. Board of Directors, Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.; and Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Christopher J. Sugar appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:11 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:13 PM.
Dated:  January 10, 2014