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 15, 2014 through September 19, 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 15, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-185 Troy Artis v. William Faneuff, Deputy Warden of Operation, State of Connecticut, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 September 16, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-136 Steven Ballok v. John Salvatore, Chief, Police Department, Town of Monroe; Police Department, Town of Monroe; and Town of Monroe
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-797 Robert Cushman v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Divison of State Police
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-184 Bradshaw Smith v. Stephen Mitchell, Chairman, Greater Hartford Transit District; and Greater Hartford Transit District
 September 17, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-164 Laraine Weschler and the Waterbury Republican-American v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Watertown; Police Department, Town of Watertown; and Town of Watertown
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-170 Noel Lafayette v. First Selectman, Town of Weston; and Town of Weston
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-197 George Winter v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles; and State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles
 September 18, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-144 Richard Saluga v. Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; and Town of Brookfield
Rich Saluga v. Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; and Town of Brookfield
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-151 David Iversen and WTNH TV Channel 8 v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 September 19, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-172 Yang Zhang v. Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics; State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 15, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-185 Troy Artis v. William Faneuff, Deputy Warden of Operation, State of Connecticut, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 15, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-185;
Troy Artis v. William Faneuff, Deputy Warden of Operation, State of Connecticut, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Troy Artis 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 9:30 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:45 AM.
Dated:  September 16, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 16, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-136 Steven Ballok v. John Salvatore, Chief, Police Department, Town of Monroe; Police Department, Town of Monroe; and Town of Monroe
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 16, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-136;
Steven Ballok v. John Salvatore, Chief, Police Department, Town of Monroe; Police Department, Town of Monroe; and Town of Monroe
Steven Ballock appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney John R. Fracassini appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:39 AM, with Commissioner, Christopher P. Hankins presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:45 AM.
Dated:  September 16, 2014
 September 16, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-797 Robert Cushman v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Divison of State Police
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-797;
Robert Cushman v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Divison of State Police
 September 16, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-184 Bradshaw Smith v. Stephen Mitchell, Chairman, Greater Hartford Transit District; and Greater Hartford Transit District
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 16, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-184;
Bradshaw Smith v. Stephen Mitchell, Chairman, Greater Hartford Transit District; and Greater Hartford Transit District
Bradshaw Smith appeared on his own behalf.   Stephen Mitchell, Vicky Shotland, and DJ Gonzalez appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:26 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:01 PM.
Dated:  September 16, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 17, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-164 Laraine Weschler and the Waterbury Republican-American v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Watertown; Police Department, Town of Watertown; and Town of Watertown
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 17, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-164;
Laraine Weschler and the Waterbury Republican-American v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Watertown; Police Department, Town of Watertown; and Town of Watertown
Attorney Thomas Parisot appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Paul Jessell appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:42 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:00 AM.
Dated:  September 17, 2014
 September 17, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-170 Noel Lafayette v. First Selectman, Town of Weston; and Town of Weston
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-170;
Noel Lafayette v. First Selectman, Town of Weston; and Town of Weston
 September 17, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-197 George Winter v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles; and State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 17, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-197;
George Winter v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles; and State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles
Attorney Frank Canace appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Michelle Givens 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, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:55 PM.
Dated:  September 17, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 18, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-144 Richard Saluga v. Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; and Town of Brookfield
Rich Saluga v. Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; and Town of Brookfield
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for September 18, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-144;
Richard Saluga v. Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; and Town of Brookfield
Docket #FIC 2014-236;
Rich Saluga v. Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; and Town of Brookfield
Dated:  September 26, 2014
 September 18, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-151 David Iversen and WTNH TV Channel 8 v. 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 matter for September 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-151;
David Iversen and WTNH TV Channel 8 v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 19, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-172 Yang Zhang v. Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics; State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-172;
Yang Zhang v. Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics; State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut