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 February 17, 2014 through February 21, 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
 February 17, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 February 18, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-466 Abraham Solomon v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-504 Nancy Chapman v. Chief Operating Officer, Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.; and Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-508 Gus Curcio v. Assessor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 February 19, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-525 Ethan Book v. Mayor, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-527 Marlik Mourning v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and  Police Department, City of Waterbury
 February 20, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-420 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-512 William Madsen v. Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan District Commission; and Metropolitan District Commission
 February 21, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-517 Ken Kramer v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-383 John Mosby v. Board of Directors, NEON Inc.; and NEON Inc.
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Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 18, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-466 Abraham Solomon v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 18, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-466;
Abraham Solomon v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
Abraham Solomon appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Daniel Shapiro 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, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:29 AM.
Dated:  February 24, 2014
 February 18, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-504 Nancy Chapman v. Chief Operating Officer, Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.; and Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-504;
Nancy Chapman v. Chief Operating Officer, Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.; and Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.
 February 18, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-508 Gus Curcio v. Assessor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-508;
Gus Curcio v. Assessor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 19, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-525 Ethan Book v. Mayor, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 19, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-525;
Ethan Book v. Mayor, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Ethan Book appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Gregory Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:09 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:19 PM.
Dated:  February 24, 2014
 February 19, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-527 Marlik Mourning v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and  Police Department, City of Waterbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 19, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-527;
Marlik Mourning v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
Attorney William Adsit appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Kevin Daly appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:05 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:40 PM.
Dated:  February 24, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 20, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-420 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, 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 February 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-420;
Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 February 20, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-512 William Madsen v. Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan District Commission; and Metropolitan District Commission
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for February 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-512;
William Madsen v. Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan District Commission; and Metropolitan District Commission
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 February 21, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-517 Ken Kramer v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on February 21, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-517;
Ken Kramer v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
The Complainant failed to appear.   Assistant Attorney General Patrick B. Kwanashie appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:52 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:00 AM.
Dated:  February 24, 2014
 February 21, 2014  11:00 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 February 21, 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.   The respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:15 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:21 PM.
Dated:  February 24, 2014