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 23, 2014 through June 27, 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 23, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-718 David Taylor v. Chairperson, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-779 Ioannis Kaloidis v. Vernon Riddick, Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury;  Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
FIC 2013-780 Ioannis Kaloidis v. Vernon Riddick, Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury;  Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
 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
 June 24, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-746 Theda Lambert v. Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Department, Town of New Fairfield; Human Resources Department, Town of New Fairfield; and Town of New Fairfield
 June 25, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 June 26, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-695 Jose Cosme v. FOI Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-663 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Donald DeFronzo, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services
 June 27, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-550 Jean Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 23, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-718 David Taylor v. Chairperson, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 23, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-718;
David Taylor v. Chairperson, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles
David Taylor appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Stephen Strom appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:38 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:30 AM.
Dated:  June 24, 2014
 June 23, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-779 Ioannis Kaloidis v. Vernon Riddick, Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury;  Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
FIC 2013-780 Ioannis Kaloidis v. Vernon Riddick, Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury;  Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on June 23, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-779;
Ioannis Kaloidis v. Vernon Riddick, Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury;  Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
Docket #FIC 2013-780;
Ioannis Kaloidis v. Vernon Riddick, Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury;  Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Gary Roosa 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 11:21 AM.
Dated:  June 24, 2014
 June 23, 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 June 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
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
 June 24, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-746 Theda Lambert v. Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Department, Town of New Fairfield; Human Resources Department, Town of New Fairfield; and Town of New Fairfield
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 24, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-746;
Theda Lambert v. Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Department, Town of New Fairfield; Human Resources Department, Town of New Fairfield; and Town of New Fairfield
Theda Lambert appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney John F. Keating, Jr. appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:32 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:54 AM.
Dated:  June 30, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 26, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-695 Jose Cosme v. FOI Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 26, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-695;
Jose Cosme v. FOI Liaison, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 June 26, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-663 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Donald DeFronzo, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 26, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-663;
Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Donald DeFronzo, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services
Attorney Mark Dumas appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Jeffrey R. Beckham appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:09 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:49 AM.
Dated:  June 30, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 27, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-550 Jean Gonzalez 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 27, 2014, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled due to a settlement of the parties.
Docket #FIC 2013-550;
Jean Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction