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 March 17, 2014 through March 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
 March 17, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-263 Gaylord Salters v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-439 David LeBlanc v. Chairman, Housing Authority, Town of Watertown; Executive Director, Housing Authority, Town of Watertown; and Housing Authority, Town of Watertown
 March 18, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 March 19, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-493 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Colonel, Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
FIC 2013-494 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Colonel, Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
 March 20, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-540 Loretta Davis and Keyonna Davis v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
 March 21, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-508 Gus Curcio v. Assessor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-504 Nancy Chapman v. Chief Operating Officer, Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.; and Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 17, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-263 Gaylord Salters v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 17, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-263;
Gaylord Salters v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution
Gaylord Salters appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Nancy Canney 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, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:13 AM.
Dated:  March 19, 2014
 March 17, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-439 David LeBlanc v. Chairman, Housing Authority, Town of Watertown; Executive Director, Housing Authority, Town of Watertown; and Housing Authority, Town of Watertown
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 17, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-439;
David LeBlanc v. Chairman, Housing Authority, Town of Watertown; Executive Director, Housing Authority, Town of Watertown; and Housing Authority, Town of Watertown
David LeBlanc appeared on his own behalf.   The respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:20 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:17 PM.
Dated:  March 19, 201
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 19, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-493 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Colonel, Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
FIC 2013-494 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Colonel, Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on March 19, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-493;
Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Colonel, Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
Docket #FIC 2013-494;
Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Colonel, Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
The Complainant failed to appear.   The Respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:17 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:20 AM.
Dated:  March 21, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 20, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-540 Loretta Davis and Keyonna Davis v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 20, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-540;
Loretta Davis and Keyonna Davis v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
Loretta Davis and Keyonna Davis appeared on their own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Stephen Barry appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:30 AM.
Dated:  March 21, 2014
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 21, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-508 Gus Curcio v. Assessor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 21, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-508;
Gus Curcio v. Assessor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
Attorney John Bryk appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Michael J. Casey 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, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:46 AM.
Dated:  March 21, 2014
 March 21, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-504 Nancy Chapman v. Chief Operating Officer, 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 March 21, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-504;
Nancy Chapman v. Chief Operating Officer, Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.; and Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.
Nancy Chapman appeared on her own behalf.   The respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:19 AM, with Commissioner, Christopher P. Hankins presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:30 AM.
Dated:  March 21, 2014