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 22, 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 22, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-226 Art Reid v. Fire Commission, Town of Fairfield; and Town of Fairfield
 September 23, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-250 James Stedronsky v. Michael Le Blanc, Director of Finance, Finance Department, City of Waterbury; Finance Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
FIC 2014-251 James Stedronsky v. Frank Caruso, Tax Collector, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-209 David Woods v. President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
 September 24, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 September 25, 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 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
FIC 2014-052 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
FIC 2014-053 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
 September 26, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 22, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-226 Art Reid v. Fire Commission, Town of Fairfield; and Town of Fairfield
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-226;
Art Reid v. Fire Commission, Town of Fairfield; and Town of Fairfield
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 23, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-250 James Stedronsky v. Michael Le Blanc, Director of Finance, Finance Department, City of Waterbury; Finance Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
FIC 2014-251 James Stedronsky v. Frank Caruso, Tax Collector, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on September 23, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-250;
James Stedronsky v. Michael Le Blanc, Director of Finance, Finance Department, City of Waterbury; Finance Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
Docket #FIC 2014-251;
James Stedronsky v. Frank Caruso, Tax Collector, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
The Complainant failed to appear.   The Respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:25 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:26 AM.
Dated:  September 26, 2014
 September 23, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-209 David Woods v. President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-209;
David Woods v. President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 25, 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on September 25, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
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
Andre Gill appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Cynthia Lauture appeared on behalf of the respondents, Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford.  Assistant Attorney General Steven Barry appeared on behalf of the respondents, 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.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:47 AM, with Hearing Officer, Paula S. Pearlman presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:50 AM.
Dated:  September 26, 2014
 September 25, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-051 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
FIC 2014-052 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
FIC 2014-053 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on September 25, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-051;
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 2014-052;
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 2014-053;
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
Ed Peruta 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 11:07 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:50 PM.
Dated:  September 26, 2014