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 December 15, 2014 through December 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
 December 15, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-410 Juan Maldonado v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-326 John Hollis and David Samuels v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
John Hollis and David Samuels v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
John Hollis and David Samuels v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-317 David McNichol v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 December 16, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-156 Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-309 Joe Wojtas and the New London Day v. Information Technology Director, Town of Stonington; First Selectman, Town of Stonington; and Town of Stonington
 December 17, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 December 18, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-281 Timothy Townsend v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Timothy Townsend v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 December 19, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-219 Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice-President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-341 Priscilla Dickman v. Director, State of Connecticut, Health Affairs Planning, Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 15, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-410 Juan Maldonado v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-410;
Juan Maldonado v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
 December 15, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-326 John Hollis and David Samuels v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
John Hollis and David Samuels v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
John Hollis and David Samuels v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for December 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaints in these matters have been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-326;
John Hollis and David Samuels v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Docket #FIC 2014-327;
John Hollis and David Samuels v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Docket #FIC 2014-328;
John Hollis and David Samuels v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
 December 15, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-317 David McNichol 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 matter was held on December 15, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-317;
David McNichol v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
The Complainant appeared failed to appear.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:15 PM, with Hearing Officer, Paula S. Pearlman presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:16 PM.
Dated: December 22, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 16, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-156 Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on December 16, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-156;
Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
Docket #FIC 2014-157;
Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
Michael Aronow appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Jeffrey Blumenthal appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:09 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:09 AM.
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-158;
Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center

Dated:  December 22, 2014
 December 16, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-309 Joe Wojtas and the New London Day v. Information Technology Director, Town of Stonington; First Selectman, Town of Stonington; and Town of Stonington
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-309;
Joe Wojtas and the New London Day v. Information Technology Director, Town of Stonington; First Selectman, Town of Stonington; and Town of Stonington
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 18, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-281 Timothy Townsend v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Timothy Townsend 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 December 18, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-281;
Timothy Townsend v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Docket #FIC 2014-323;
Timothy Townsend v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Timothy Townsend 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 10:15 AM.
Dated:  December 29, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 19, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-219 Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice-President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-219;
Michael Aronow v. Executive Vice-President, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
 December 19, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-341 Priscilla Dickman v. Director, State of Connecticut, Health Affairs Planning, Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-341;
Priscilla Dickman v. Director, State of Connecticut, Health Affairs Planning, Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center