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 30, 2014 through July 4, 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 30, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-717 David DesRoches and the Darien Times v. Superintendent of Schools, Darien Public Schools; and Darien Public Schools
 July 1, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-739 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Police Department, Town of West Hartford; and Town of West Hartford
 July 2, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-775 Isaac  Avilucea, Andy Thibault and the Torrington Register Citizen v. Dora Schiriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Lt. Paul Vance, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 July 3, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 July 4, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
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Date___________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 30, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-717 David DesRoches and the Darien Times v. Superintendent of Schools, Darien Public Schools; and Darien Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 30, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-717;
David DesRoches and the Darien Times v. Superintendent of Schools, Darien Public Schools; and Darien Public Schools
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Thomas Mooney 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, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:44 AM.
Dated:  July 1, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 1, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-739 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Police Department, Town of West Hartford; and Town of West Hartford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-739;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Police Department, Town of West Hartford; and Town of West Hartford
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 2, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-775 Isaac  Avilucea, Andy Thibault and the Torrington Register Citizen v. Dora Schiriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Lt. Paul Vance, 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 July 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-775;
Isaac  Avilucea, Andy Thibault and the Torrington Register Citizen v. Dora Schiriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Lt. Paul Vance, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection