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 1, 2014 through December 5, 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 1, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-310 Stephen Salerno and the Southington Police Union v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Southington; Police Department, Town of Southington; and Town of Southington
 December 2, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-330 Nsonsa Kisala v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and William Gerrish, Director of Communications, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
FIC 2014-389 Nsonsa Kisala v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and William Gerrish, Director of Communications, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-302 Cheryl Bartley v. Thomas Danehy, Superintendent of Schools, Winchester Public Schools; and Winchester Public Schools
 December 3, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-308 Steven Edelman v. Joseph Cassidy, Acting State Building Inspector, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-290 Mike Brodinsky v. Chairman, Public Utilities Commission, Town of Wallingford, Electric Division; and Public Utilities Commission, Town of Wallingford, Electric Division
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-287 Jeffrey Bond v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Burlington; Board of Finance, Town of Burlington; First Selectman, Town of Burlington; Board of Selectmen, Town of Burlington; and Town of Burlington
 December 4, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-306 Len Suzio v. Under Secretary for Criminal Justice and Planning Division, State of Connecticut, Office of Planning and Management; and Criminal Justice and Planning Division, State of Connecticut, Office of Planning and Management
Len Suzio v. Undersecretary for Criminal Justice, State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management; and State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-226 Art Reid v. Fire Commission, Town of Fairfield; and Town of Fairfield
 December 5, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-303 David Taylor v. Chairperson, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons & Paroles; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons & Paroles
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 1, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-310 Stephen Salerno and the Southington Police Union v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Southington; Police Department, Town of Southington; and Town of Southington
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 1, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-310;
Stephen Salerno and the Southington Police Union v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Southington; Police Department, Town of Southington; and Town of Southington
Attorney Stephen McEleney appeared on behalf of the complainants.   The Respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:10 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:16 AM.
Dated:  December 3, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 2, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-330 Nsonsa Kisala v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and William Gerrish, Director of Communications, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
FIC 2014-389 Nsonsa Kisala v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and William Gerrish, Director of Communications, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on December 2, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-330;
Nsonsa Kisala v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and William Gerrish, Director of Communications, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
Docket #FIC 2014-389;
Nsonsa Kisala v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; William Gerrish, Director of Communications, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
Nsonsa Kisala appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Kerry Anne Colson appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:38 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:31 AM.
Dated:  December 3, 2014
 December 2, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-302 Cheryl Bartley v. Thomas Danehy, Superintendent of Schools, Winchester Public Schools; and Winchester Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 2, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-302;
Cheryl Bartley v. Thomas Danehy, Superintendent of Schools, Winchester Public Schools; and Winchester Public Schools
Cheryl Bartley appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Craig S. Meuser appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:07 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:46 PM.
Dated:  December 2, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 3, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-308 Steven Edelman v. Joseph Cassidy, Acting State Building Inspector, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-308;
Steven Edelman v. Joseph Cassidy, Acting State Building Inspector, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services
 December 3, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-290 Mike Brodinsky v. Chairman, Public Utilities Commission, Town of Wallingford, Electric Division; and Public Utilities Commission, Town of Wallingford, Electric Division
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 3, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-290;
Mike Brodinsky v. Chairman, Public Utilities Commission, Town of Wallingford, Electric Division; and Public Utilities Commission, Town of Wallingford, Electric Division
Mike Brodinsky appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Janice Small appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:54 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:26 PM.
Dated:  December 4, 2014
 December 3, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-287 Jeffrey Bond v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Burlington; Board of Finance, Town of Burlington; First Selectman, Town of Burlington; Board of Selectmen, Town of Burlington; and Town of Burlington
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 3, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-287;
Jeffrey Bond v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Burlington; Board of Finance, Town of Burlington; First Selectman, Town of Burlington; Board of Selectmen, Town of Burlington; and Town of Burlington
Jeffrey Bond appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Michael C. Collins 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, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:20 PM.
Dated:  December 4, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 4, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-306 Len Suzio v. Under Secretary for Criminal Justice and Planning Division, State of Connecticut, Office of Planning and Management; and Criminal Justice and Planning Division, State of Connecticut, Office of Planning and Management
FIC 2014-460 Len Suzio v. Undersecretary for Criminal Justice, State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management; and State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for December 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-306;
Len Suzio v. Under Secretary for Criminal Justice and Planning Division, State of Connecticut, Office of Planning and Management; and Criminal Justice and Planning Division, State of Connecticut, Office of Planning and Management
Docket #FIC 2014-460;
Len Suzio v. Undersecretary for Criminal Justice, State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management; and State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management

Dated:  December 4, 2014
 December 4, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-226 Art Reid v. Fire Commission, Town of Fairfield; and Town of Fairfield
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 4, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-226;
Art Reid v. Fire Commission, Town of Fairfield; and Town of Fairfield
Attorney John Bochanis appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Stanton Lesser appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:03 AM, with Hearing Officer, Paula S. Pearlman presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:01 PM.
Dated:  December 4, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 5, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-303 David Taylor v. Chairperson, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons & Paroles; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons & Paroles
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 5, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-303;
David Taylor v. Chairperson, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons & Paroles; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons & Paroles
David Taylor appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Steven R. Strom appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:33AM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:27 AM.
Dated:  December 10, 2014