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 June 2, 2014 through June 6, 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
 June 2, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 June 3, 2014  9:30 AM Robert Mack v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM Elizabeth Englebretson v. Director, Department of Neighborhood Revitilization/Anti-Blight, City of Bridgeport; and Department of Neighborhood Revitilization/Anti-Blight, City of Bridgeport
 June 4, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-579 Shawn Crocker v. Christopher Blais, FOI Liason, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Northern Correctional Institution; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Shawn Crocker v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM 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
 2:00 PM Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
 June 5, 2014
 9:30 AM 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
 11:00 AM Peter Hood v. Chairman, Fairfield County Municipal Deer Management Alliance; and Fairfield County Municipal Deer Management Alliance
Peter Hood v. Chairman, Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance; and Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance
 June 6, 2014  11:00 AM Michael Richey v. Allan Lawrence, Fire Marshal, Town of Ellington; and Town of Ellington
Michael Richey v. Fire Marshal, Town of Ellington; First Selectman, Town of Ellington; and Town of Ellington
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 3, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-730 Robert Mack 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 June 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-730;
Robert Mack v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 June 3, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-690 Elizabeth Englebretson v. Director, Department of Neighborhood Revitilization/Anti-Blight, City of Bridgeport; and Department of Neighborhood Revitilization/Anti-Blight, City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 3, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-690;
Elizabeth Englebretson v. Director, Department of Neighborhood Revitilization/Anti-Blight, City of Bridgeport; and Department of Neighborhood Revitilization/Anti-Blight, City of Bridgeport
Elizabeth Englebretson appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Gregory Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:00 PM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:00 PM.
Dated:  June 3, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 4, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-579 Shawn Crocker v. Christopher Blais, FOI Liason, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Northern Correctional Institution; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
FIC 2013-724 Shawn Crocker v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for June 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaints in these matters have been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-579;
Shawn Crocker v. Christopher Blais, FOI Liason, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Northern Correctional Institution; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Docket #FIC 2013-724;
Shawn Crocker v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 June 4, 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 June 4, 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
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-719 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-719;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 5, 2014
 9:30 AM 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 5, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-423;
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
Edward Peruta appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Steven Barry 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, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:45 AM.
Dated:  June 5, 2014
 June 5, 2014
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-628 Peter Hood v. Chairman, Fairfield County Municipal Deer Management Alliance; and Fairfield County Municipal Deer Management Alliance
FIC 2013-654 Peter Hood v. Chairman, Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance; and Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on June 5, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-628;
Peter Hood v. Chairman, Fairfield County Municipal Deer Management Alliance; and Fairfield County Municipal Deer Management Alliance
Docket #FIC 2013-654;
Peter Hood v. Chairman, Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance; and Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance
Peter Hood appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney John W. Bradley, Jr. appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:55 AM.
Dated:  June 5, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 6, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-700 Michael Richey v. Allan Lawrence, Fire Marshal, Town of Ellington; and Town of Ellington
FIC 2013-804 Michael Richey v. Fire Marshal, Town of Ellington; First Selectman, Town of Ellington; and Town of Ellington
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on June 6, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-700;
Michael Richey v. Allan Lawrence, Fire Marshal, Town of Ellington; and Town of Ellington
Docket #FIC 2013-804;
Michael Richey v. Fire Marshal, Town of Ellington; First Selectman, Town of Ellington; and Town of Ellington
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Atherton B. Ryan appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:15 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:21 AM.
Dated:  June 6, 2014