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 September 8, 2014 through September 12, 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
 September 8, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-178 Maurice Miller v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-007 Edward Peruta v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-096 Jonathan Rosenthal v. Ken Cockayne, Mayor, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
Jonathan Rosenthal v. Mayor, City of Bristol; Comptroller, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
 September 9, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-213 David Joyce v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction 
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-142 Bill Davidson v. Philip Kurtz, Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Brookfied; Ernie Nepomuceno, Robert Gianazza, Robin Appleby, Steve O'Reilly and Jeffrey Rossi as members, Board of Finance, Town of Brookfield; Board of Finance, Town of Brookfield; and Town of Brookfield
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-084 Alfred Gorenflo v. Chairman, Connecticut Classified Employees' Retirement Fund, City of Stamford; Connecticut Classified Employee's Retirement Fund, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
 September 10, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 September 11, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-316 Thomas Brody v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-169 Greg Smith v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-127 Fernando Lage v. Director, Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, City of New Haven; Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 September 12, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-129 Andre Gill v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
FIC 2014-177 Andre Gill v. Dora B. Schriro, 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 FIC 2014-163 David Collins and the New London Day v. Governor, State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 8, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-178 Maurice Miller v. 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 matter was held on September 8, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-178;
Maurice Miller v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
Maurice Miller appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Gary Roosa appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:52 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:15 AM.
Dated: September 9, 2014
 September 8, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-007 Edward Peruta v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, 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 consolidated matter for September 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-007;
Edward Peruta v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-049;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-050;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Dated:  September 9, 2014
 September 8, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-096 Jonathan Rosenthal v. Ken Cockayne, Mayor, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
Jonathan Rosenthal v. Mayor, City of Bristol; Comptroller, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for September 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaints in these matters have been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-096;
Jonathan Rosenthal v. Ken Cockayne, Mayor, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
Docket #FIC 2014-165;
Jonathan Rosenthal v. Mayor, City of Bristol; Comptroller, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 9, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-213 David Joyce v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction 
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-213;
David Joyce v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 September 9, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-142 Bill Davidson v. Philip Kurtz, Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Brookfied; Ernie Nepomuceno, Robert Gianazza, Robin Appleby, Steve O'Reilly and Jeffrey Rossi as members, Board of Finance, Town of Brookfield; Board of Finance, Town of Brookfield; and Town of Brookfield
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 9, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-142;
Bill Davidson v. Philip Kurtz, Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Brookfield; Ernie Nepomuceno, Robert Gianazza, Robin Appleby, Steve O'Reilly and Jeffrey Rossi as members, Board of Finance, Town of Brookfield; Board of Finance, Town of Brookfield; and Town of Brookfield
Peter S. Olson, Esq. appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Thomas W. Beecher, Esq. appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:01 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:08 PM.
Dated:  September 15, 2014
 September 9, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-084 Alfred Gorenflo v. Chairman, Connecticut Classified Employees' Retirement Fund, City of Stamford; Connecticut Classified Employee's Retirement Fund, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 9, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-084;
Alfred Gorenflo v. Chairman, Connecticut Classified Employees' Retirement Fund, City of Stamford; Connecticut Classified Employee's Retirement Fund, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
John M. Walsh, Esq. appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Michael Toma, Esq. 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, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:53 PM.
Dated:  September 15, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 11, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-316 Thomas Brody 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 consolidated matters was held on September 11, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-316;
Thomas Brody v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Thomas Brody 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 9:50 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:25 AM
Dated:  September 15, 2014
 September 11, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-169 Greg Smith v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-169;
Greg Smith v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 September 11, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-127 Fernando Lage v. Director, Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, City of New Haven; Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-127;
Fernando Lage v. Director, Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, City of New Haven; Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 12, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-129 Andre Gill v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
FIC 2014-177 Andre Gill v. Dora B. Schriro, 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 consolidated matter for September 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-129;
Andre Gill v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
Docket #FIC 2014-177;
Andre Gill v. Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Dated:  September 15, 2014
 September 12, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-163 David Collins and the New London Day v. Governor, State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 12, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-163;
David Collins and the New London Day v. Governor, State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor
David Collins appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Michael Skold appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:03 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:40 PM.
Dated:  September 15, 2014