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 August 25, 2014 through August 29, 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
 August 25, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-074 Peter Hood v. David Streit, Chairman, Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance; and Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance
 August 26, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-021 Robert Spina v. Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Judicial Marshal Services; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Judicial Marshal Services
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-586 Thomas McDonnell v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 August 27, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 August 28, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-808 Paul Baer v. Kerstin Forrester, Chairman, Fire Protection Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; Fire Protection Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; and Town of Thompson
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-744 Michael Aronow v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
 August 29, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-031 Priscilla Dickman v. Chief Information Officer, Information Technology, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
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Date___________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 25, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-074 Peter Hood v. David Streit, Chairman, Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance; and Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 25, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-074;
Peter Hood v. David Streit, Chairman, Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance; and Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance
Peter Hood appeared on his own behalf.   The respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:09 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:29 PM.
Dated:  August 26, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 26, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-021 Robert Spina v. Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Judicial Marshal Services; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Judicial Marshal Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 26, 2014 at 9:30 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-021;
Robert Spina v. Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Judicial Marshal Services; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Judicial Marshal Services
 August 26, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-586 Thomas McDonnell v. 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 August 26, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-586;
Thomas McDonnell v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Thomas McDonnell appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Stephen Sarnoski appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:15 PM.
Dated:  August 29, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 28, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-808 Paul Baer v. Kerstin Forrester, Chairman, Fire Protection Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; Fire Protection Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; and Town of Thompson
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 28, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-808;
Paul Baer v. Kerstin Forrester, Chairman, Fire Protection Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; Fire Protection Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; and Town of Thompson
Paul Baer appeared on his own behalf.   Kerstin Forrester and Paul Lenky appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:39 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:35 AM.
Dated:  August 29, 2014
 August 28, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-744 Michael Aronow v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 28, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-744;
Michael Aronow v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
Michael Aronow appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Stephen Courtney appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:45 PM.
Dated:  August 29, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 29, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-031 Priscilla Dickman v. Chief Information Officer, Information Technology, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 29, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-031;
Priscilla Dickman v. Chief Information Officer, Information Technology, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
Priscilla Dickman appeared on her own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Stephen Courtney appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:07 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:40 AM.
Dated:  August 29, 2014