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 April 21, 2014 through April 25, 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
 April 21, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-558 Joe Wotjas and the New London Day v. Director, Department of Administrative Services, Town of Stonington; Department of Administrative Services, Town of Stonington; and Town of Stonington
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-576 Adam Sokolik and Empire Energy Specialists, Inc. v. Executive Director, Housing Authority, Town of Greenwich; Housing Authority, Town of Greenwich; and Town of Greenwich
 April 22, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-572 Trenton Wright v. President, State of Connecticut, Middlesex Community College; and State of Connecticut, Middlesex Community College
FIC 2013-593 Trenton Wright v. President, State of Connecticut, Middlesex Community College; and State of Connecticut, Middlesex Community College
 April 23, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 April 24, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-562 Michael Anania v. Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, Office of Audit, Compliance & Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Office of Audit, Compliance & Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Chief, Police Department, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Police Department, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
 April 25, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-419 David Jacobs v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 21, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-558 Joe Wotjas and the New London Day v. Director, Department of Administrative Services, Town of Stonington; Department of Administrative Services, Town of Stonington; and Town of Stonington
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-558;
Joe Wotjas and the New London Day v. Director, Department of Administrative Services, Town of Stonington; Department of Administrative Services, Town of Stonington; and Town of Stonington
 April 21, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-576 Adam Sokolik and Empire Energy Specialists, Inc. v. Executive Director, Housing Authority, Town of Greenwich; Housing Authority, Town of Greenwich; and Town of Greenwich
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-576;
Adam Sokolik and Empire Energy Specialists, Inc. v. Executive Director, Housing Authority, Town of Greenwich; Housing Authority, Town of Greenwich; and Town of Greenwich
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 22, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-572 Trenton Wright v. President, State of Connecticut, Middlesex Community College; and State of Connecticut, Middlesex Community College
FIC 2013-593 Trenton Wright v. President, State of Connecticut, Middlesex Community College; and State of Connecticut, Middlesex Community College
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on April 22, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-572;
Trenton Wright v. President, State of Connecticut, Middlesex Community College; and State of Connecticut, Middlesex Community College
Docket #FIC 2013-593;
Trenton Wright v. President, State of Connecticut, Middlesex Community College; and State of Connecticut, Middlesex Community College

Trenton Wright appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Mary K. Lenehan appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:10 AM, with Hearing Officer, Paula S. Pearlman presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:25 PM.
Dated:  April 23, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 24, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-562 Michael Anania v. Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, Office of Audit, Compliance & Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Office of Audit, Compliance & Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Chief, Police Department, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Police Department, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 24, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-562;
Michael Anania v. Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, Office of Audit, Compliance & Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Office of Audit, Compliance & Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Chief, Police Department, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Police Department, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
Attorney Joseph R. Sastre appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Assistant Attorney General Holly J. Bray 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 3:17 PM.
Dated:  April 25, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 25, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-419 David Jacobs v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-419;
David Jacobs v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services