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 28, 2014 through May 2, 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 28, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-553 Socorro Barron v. Property Manager, Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; and Town of Ridgefield
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-618 Socorro Barron v. Chairman, Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; Town of Ridgefield
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-570 Marie Geelan v. Director, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services; and State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
 April 29, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-406 Ronald Washburn v. Thomas E. Kulhawik, Chief, Police Department, City of Norwalk;  and Police Department, City of Norwalk
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-632 Joseph Markley v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 April 30, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-649 Bryant Rollins v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 May 1, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-479 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Montville; and Police Department, Town of Montville
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-644 Michael Lowell v. President, Board of Directors, Poquonnock Bridge Fire District, Town of Groton; Clerk, Board of Directors,  Poquonnock Bridge Fire District, Town of Groton; Board of Directors, Poquonnock Bridge Fire District, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
 May 2, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-348 Daniel Barragan v. Patrick L. Carrolll, Chief Court Administrator, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division
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Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 28, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-553 Socorro Barron v. Property Manager, Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; and Town of Ridgefield
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-553;
Socorro Barron v. Property Manager, Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; and Town of Ridgefield
 April 28, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-618 Socorro Barron v. Chairman, Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; Town of Ridgefield
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-618;
Socorro Barron v. Chairman, Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; Town of Ridgefield
 April 28, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-570 Marie Geelan v. Director, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services; and State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 28, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-570;
Marie Geelan v. Director, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services; and State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Antony A. Casagrande appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:11 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:17 PM.
Dated:  April 28, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 29, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-406 Ronald Washburn v. Thomas E. Kulhawik, Chief, Police Department, City of Norwalk;  and Police Department, City of Norwalk
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-406;
Ronald Washburn v. Thomas E. Kulhawik, Chief, Police Department, City of Norwalk;  and Police Department, City of Norwalk
 April 29, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-632 Joseph Markley v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-632;
Joseph Markley v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 30, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-649 Bryant Rollins v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 30, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-649;
Bryant Rollins v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  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 11:25 AM.
Dated:  May 1, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 1, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-479 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Montville; and Police Department, Town of Montville
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 1, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-479;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Montville; and Police Department, Town of Montville
Robert Cushman appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Ryan W. Jaziri appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:49 AM.
Dated:  May 1, 2014
 May 1, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-644 Michael Lowell v. President, Board of Directors, Poquonnock Bridge Fire District, Town of Groton; Clerk, Board of Directors,  Poquonnock Bridge Fire District, Town of Groton; Board of Directors, Poquonnock Bridge Fire District, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-644;
Michael Lowell v. President, Board of Directors, Poquonnock Bridge Fire District, Town of Groton; Clerk, Board of Directors,  Poquonnock Bridge Fire District, Town of Groton; Board of Directors, Poquonnock Bridge Fire District, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 2, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-348 Daniel Barragan v. Patrick L. Carrolll, Chief Court Administrator, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 2, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-348;
Daniel Barragan v. Patrick L. Carrolll, Chief Court Administrator, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division