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 27, 2013 through January 31, 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
 January 27, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-378 Richard Swan v. Elsa Payne, Chairman, Water Pollution Control Authority, Town of Old Saybrook; and Water Pollution Control Authority, Town of Old Saybrook
 January 28, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-359 Alexander Wood and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole; Chairman, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole
 January 29, 2014   9:30 AM FIC 2013-404 Barbara Edelson v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 January 30, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-363 Paul Baer v. David Babbitt, Chairman, Belding-Corticelli Improvement Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; and Belding-Corticelli Improvement Advisory Committee
 January 31, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-489 Maggie Gordon and Hearst Connecticut Newspapers v. Director, Department of Human Resources, Town of Greenwich;  Town of Greenwich; Office of the Controller, City of Stamford; City of Stamford; Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Danbury; Director, Human Resources Department, City of Danbury;  City of Danbury; Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Bridgeport; Director, Human Resources Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 27, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-378 Richard Swan v. Elsa Payne, Chairman, Water Pollution Control Authority, Town of Old Saybrook; and Water Pollution Control Authority, Town of Old Saybrook
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 27, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-378;
Richard Swan v. Elsa Payne, Chairman, Water Pollution Control Authority, Town of Old Saybrook; and Water Pollution Control Authority, Town of Old Saybrook
Richard Swan appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Henry J. Zaccardi 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 2:57 PM.
Dated:  January 27, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 28, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-359 Alexander Wood and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole; Chairman, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 28, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-359;
Alexander Wood and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole; Chairman, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole
Alex Wood appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Steven Strom appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:26 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:30 PM.
Dated:  January 30, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 29, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-404 Barbara Edelson 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 January 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-404;
Barbara Edelson v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 30, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-363 Paul Baer v. David Babbitt, Chairman, Belding-Corticelli Improvement Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; and Belding-Corticelli Improvement Advisory Committee
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for January 30,2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-363;
Paul Baer v. David Babbitt, Chairman, Belding-Corticelli Improvement Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; and Belding-Corticelli Improvement Advisory Committee
Date___________ Time        ___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 31, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-489 Maggie Gordon and Hearst Connecticut Newspapers v. Director, Department of Human Resources, Town of Greenwich;  Town of Greenwich; Office of the Controller, City of Stamford; City of Stamford; Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Danbury; Director, Human Resources Department, City of Danbury;  City of Danbury; Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Bridgeport; Director, Human Resources Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 31, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-489;
Maggie Gordon and Hearst Connecticut Newspapers v. Director, Department of Human Resources, Town of Greenwich;  Town of Greenwich; Office of the Controller, City of Stamford; City of Stamford; Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Danbury; Director, Human Resources Department, City of Danbury;  City of Danbury; Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Bridgeport; Director, Human Resources Department, City of Bridgeport; City of Bridgeport; Commissioner, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Attorney Diego Ibarguen appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Valerie Maze Keeney appeared on behalf of Director, Department of Human Resources, Town of Greenwich; and Town of Greenwich.  Attorney Chris Dellaselva appeared on behalf of Office of the Controller, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford.  Attorney Laszlo L. Pinter appeared on behalf of Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Danbury; Director, Human Resources Department, City of Danbury; and City of Danbury.  Attorney Gregory M. Conte appeared on behalf of Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Bridgeport; Director, Human Resources Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport.  Attorney Daniel C. Ford appeared Bridgeport Police Union, Local 1159, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO; and Danbury Police Union, Local 891, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.  Attorney Kevin M. Greco appeared on behalf of Silver Shield Assoication.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:51 PM.
Dated:  February 3, 2014