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 October 20, 2014 through October 24, 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
 October 20, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-064 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
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 2014-074 Peter Hood v. David Streit, Chairman, Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance; and Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance
 October 21, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-763 Raymond Cerilli v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
 October 22, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 October 23, 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
 11:00 AM Seth Wolfe v. Director, Finance Department, Town of Clinton; Finance Department, Town of Clinton; and Town of Clinton
Seth Wolfe v. First Selectman, Town of Clinton; and Town of Clinton
Seth Wolfe v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Clinton; Police Department, Town of Clinton; and Town of Clinton
 2:00 P.M. 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
 October 24, 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
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 20, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-064 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
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 October 20, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-064;
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 2014-076;
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 2014-537;
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 appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Assistant Attorney General Terrence M. O'Neill appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:35 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:55 PM.
 October 20, 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 October 20,2014 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.   David Streit appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:00 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:23 PM.
Dated:  October 22, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 21, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-763 Raymond Cerilli v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-763;
Raymond Cerilli v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 23, 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 October 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
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
 October 23, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-141 Seth Wolfe v. Director, Finance Department, Town of Clinton; Finance Department, Town of Clinton; and Town of Clinton
Seth Wolfe v. First Selectman, Town of Clinton; and Town of Clinton
Seth Wolfe v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Clinton; Police Department, Town of Clinton; and Town of Clinton
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on October 23, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-141;
Seth Wolfe v. Director, Finance Department, Town of Clinton; Finance Department, Town of Clinton; and Town of Clinton
Docket #FIC 2014-256;
Seth Wolfe v. First Selectman, Town of Clinton; and Town of Clinton
Docket #FIC 2014-279;
Seth Wolfe v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Clinton; Police Department, Town of Clinton; and Town of Clinton
Seth Wolfe appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney John S. Bennet 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, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:00 PM.
Dated:  October 24, 2014
 October 23, 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on October 23, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
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
Fernando Lage appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Kathleen Foster appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:04 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:36 PM.
Dated:  October 24, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 24, 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 October 24, 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
James Stedronski appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Gary S. Roosa 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, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:55 AM.
Dated:  October 24, 2014