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 19, 2014 through May 23, 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 19, 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
 May 20, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-584 MariAn Gail Brown and the Connecticut Post v. Thomas Herrmann, First Selectman, Town of Easton; Christine Calvert, Tax Collector, Town of Easton; and Town of Easton
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-518 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
 May 21, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-612 Gerald Scully 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
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-697 Carl Liano v. Benefits Coordinator, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 May 22, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-550 Jean Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-689 Willodene Allen v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-687 Gino Legaz v. Director, Parks and Recreation Department, Town of Wilton; Parks and Recreation Department, Town of Wilton; and Town of Wilton
 May 23, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-677 Linda Lambeck and the Connecticut Post v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-680 Seth Wolfe v. First Selectman, Town of Clinton; and Town of Clinton
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 19, 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 19, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
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
Joe Wotjas appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Thomas Londregan 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 11:00 AM.
Dated:  May 21, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 20, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-584 MariAn Gail Brown and the Connecticut Post v. Thomas Herrmann, First Selectman, Town of Easton; Christine Calvert, Tax Collector, Town of Easton; and Town of Easton
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-584;
MariAn Gail Brown and the Connecticut Post v. Thomas Herrmann, First Selectman, Town of Easton; Christine Calvert, Tax Collector, Town of Easton; and Town of Easton
 May 20, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-518 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 May 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-518;
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
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 21, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-612 Gerald Scully 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
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-612;
Gerald Scully 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
 May 21, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-697 Carl Liano v. Benefits Coordinator, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 21, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-697;
Carl Liano v. Benefits Coordinator, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Carl Liano 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 2:04 PM, with Hearing Officer, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:35 PM.
Dated:  May 21, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 22, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-550 Jean Gonzalez 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 May 22, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-550;
Jean Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Jean Gonzalez 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 9:31 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:04 AM.
Dated:  May 23, 2014
 May 22, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-689 Willodene Allen v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 22, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-689;
Willodene Allen v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing
Attorney Wayne Sharnick appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Claudia D. Heyman appeared on behalf of the respondent, Connecticut Transit.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:33 AM.
Dated:  May 23, 2014
 May 22, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-687 Gino Legaz v. Director, Parks and Recreation Department, Town of Wilton; Parks and Recreation Department, Town of Wilton; and Town of Wilton
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 22, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-687;
Gino Legaz v. Director, Parks and Recreation Department, Town of Wilton; Parks and Recreation Department, Town of Wilton; and Town of Wilton
Gino Legaz appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Patricia C. Sullivan 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, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:13 PM.
Dated:  May 23, 2014
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 23, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-677 Linda Lambeck and the Connecticut Post v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 23, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-677;
Linda Lambeck and the Connecticut Post v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools
Linda Lambeck appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney William Ruggieco appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:38 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:08 AM.
Dated:  May 27, 2014
 May 23, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-680 Seth Wolfe v. First Selectman, Town of Clinton; and Town of Clinton
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 23, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-680;
Seth Wolfe v. First Selectman, Town of Clinton; and Town of Clinton
Seth Wolfe appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney John Bennett appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:10 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:55 AM.
Dated:  May 27, 2014