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 13, 2014 through January 17, 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 13, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-337 John Llewellyn v. Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield Public Schools; Director of Finance & Business Services, Fairfield Public Schools; and Board of Education, Fairfield Public Schools
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-428 Thomas Mott v. Ann Carr, Town Clerk, Town of Morris; and Town of Morris
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-431 James Kottage v. Chief, Fire Department, City of New Haven; and Fire Department, City of New Haven
 January 14, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-277 Lauren Cragg v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Marlborough; and Board of Finance, Town of Marlborough
FIC 2013-452 Lauren Cragg v. First Selectman, Town of Marlborough; and Town of Marlborough
 January 15, 2014   9:30 AM FIC 2013-383 John Mosby v. Board of Directors, NEON Inc.; and NEON Inc.
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-384 John Mosby v. Chairman, Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools; and Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-399 David Rosen v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 January 16, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-432 Jennifer Buchanan v. Office of the City Attorney, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-207 Steven DeBow v. Acting Chief Information Officer, Metro Hartford Information Services; and Metro Hartford Information Services
 January 17, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-440 Melvin Lewis v. Mayor, City of Bridgeport; Finance Director, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 13, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-337 John Llewellyn v. Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield Public Schools; Director of Finance & Business Services, Fairfield Public Schools; and Board of Education, Fairfield Public Schools

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 13, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-337;
John Llewellyn v. Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield Public Schools; Director of Finance & Business Services, Fairfield Public Schools; and Board of Education, Fairfield Public Schools
John Llewellyn appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Joshua J. Wyatt appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:05 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:45 AM.
Dated:  January 13, 2014
 January 13, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-428 Thomas Mott v. Ann Carr, Town Clerk, Town of Morris; and Town of Morris
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for January 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-428;
Thomas Mott v. Ann Carr, Town Clerk, Town of Morris; and Town of Morris
 January 13, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-431 James Kottage v. Chief, Fire Department, City of New Haven; and Fire Department, City of New Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for January 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-431;
James Kottage v. Chief, Fire Department, City of New Haven; and Fire Department, City of New Haven
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 14, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-277 Lauren Cragg v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Marlborough; and Board of Finance, Town of Marlborough
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for January 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-277;
Lauren Cragg v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Marlborough; and Board of Finance, Town of Marlborough
FIC 2013-452 Lauren Cragg v. First Selectman, Town of Marlborough; and Town of Marlborough
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 14, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-452;
Lauren Cragg v. First Selectman, Town of Marlborough; and Town of Marlborough
Lauren Cragg appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Andrew Houlding appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:43 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:36 AM.
Dated:  January 14, 2014
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 15, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-383 John Mosby v. Board of Directors, NEON Inc.; and NEON Inc.
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 15, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-383;
John Mosby v. Board of Directors, NEON Inc.; and NEON Inc.
John Mosby appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Christopher J. Sugar 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, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:05 AM.
Dated:  January 15, 2014
 January 15, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-384 John Mosby v. Chairman, Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools; and Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 15, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-384;
John Mosby v. Chairman, Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools; and Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools
John Mosby appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Jeffrey Spahr appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:10 PM.
Dated:  January 15, 2014
 January 15, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-399 David Rosen v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 15, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-399;
David Rosen v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Attorney Daniel Hunter Smith appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Kathleen Foster 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, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 4:03 PM.
Dated:  January 16, 2014
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 16, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-432 Jennifer Buchanan v. Office of the City Attorney, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 16, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-432;
Jennifer Buchanan v. Office of the City Attorney, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Jennifer Buchanan appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Gregory Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:55 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:35 AM.
Dated:  January 17, 2014
 January 16, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-207 Steven DeBow v. Acting Chief Information Officer, Metro Hartford Information Services; and Metro Hartford Information Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 16, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-207;
Steven DeBow v. Acting Chief Information Officer, Metro Hartford Information Services; and Metro Hartford Information Services
Steven DeBow appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney L. John Van Norden appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:07 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:43 PM.
Dated:  January 17, 2014
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 17, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-440 Melvin Lewis v. Mayor, City of Bridgeport; Finance Director, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 17, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-440;
Melvin Lewis v. Mayor, City of Bridgeport; Finance Director, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Russell D. Liskov appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:47 AM, with Hearing Officer, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:49 AM.
Dated:  January 17, 2014