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 November 10, 2014 through November 14, 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
 November 10, 2014
 9:30 AM FIC 2014-042 Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Danbury; and City of Danbury
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-040 Antonio Magno v. Director, Department of Health and Human Services, City of Hartford; Department of Health and Human Services, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
 November 11, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 November 12, 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
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-266 Allan Cahill and Kathi Newcombe v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Education; and State of Connecticut, Department of Education
 November 13, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-080 Randall Saunders v. Mayor, City of Danbury; and City of Danbury
 November 14, 2014 No Special Meeting Scheduled
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 10, 2014
 9:30 AM FIC 2014-042 Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Danbury; and City of Danbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 10, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-042;
Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Office of Corporation Counsel, City of Danbury; and City of Danbury
Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Johanna Zelman appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:34 AM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:47 PM.
Dated:  November 12, 2014
 November 10, 2014
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-040 Antonio Magno v. Director, Department of Health and Human Services, City of Hartford; Department of Health and Human Services, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 10, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-040;
Antonio Magno v. Director, Department of Health and Human Services, City of Hartford; Department of Health and Human Services, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Catharine H. Freeman appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:20 PM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:21 PM.
Dated:  November 10, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 12, 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 November 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
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
 November 12, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-266 Allan Cahill and Kathi Newcombe v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Education; and State of Connecticut, Department of Education
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-266;
Allan Cahill and Kathi Newcombe v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Education; and State of Connecticut, Department of Education
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 13, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-080 Randall Saunders v. Mayor, City of Danbury; and City of Danbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 13, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-080;
Randall Saunders v. Mayor, City of Danbury; and City of Danbury
Ronald Saunders appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Diane Rosemark appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:32 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:30 AM.
Dated:  November 18, 2014