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 May 12, 2014 through May 16, 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
 May 12, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-509 Mark Chicano v. C. Mitchell, FOI Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution; State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-685 Alireza Jamalipour v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation
 May 13, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-646 Daniel Pekera v. President, Long Hill Fire Department, Town of Trumbull; Long Hill Fire Department, Town of Trumbull; and Town of Trumbull
 May 14, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 May 15, 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
 May 16, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 12, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-509 Mark Chicano v. C. Mitchell, FOI Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution; State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution; 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 May 12, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-509;
Mark Chicano v. C. Mitchell, FOI Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution; State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Mark Chicano appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:35 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:26 AM.
Dated:  May 12, 2014
 May 12, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-685 Alireza Jamalipour v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation
 An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 12, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-685;
Alireza Jamalipour v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation
Alireza Jamalipour appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Alice Sexton 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, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:00 PM.
Dated:  May 12, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 13, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-646 Daniel Pekera v. President, Long Hill Fire Department, Town of Trumbull; Long Hill Fire Department, Town of Trumbull; and Town of Trumbull
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-646;
Daniel Pekera v. President, Long Hill Fire Department, Town of Trumbull; Long Hill Fire Department, Town of Trumbull; and Town of Trumbull
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 15, 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 May 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-406;
Ronald Washburn v. Thomas E. Kulhawik, Chief, Police Department, City of Norwalk;  and Police Department, City of Norwalk