The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of June 29, 2015 through July 3, 2015 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
 June 29, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-097 Douglas Gilmore v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Stratford; Police Department, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-119 Frederick Lovejoy v. Tax Assessor, Town of Easton; and Town of Easton
 1:00 PM Gladys Ortiz v. Principal, Jettie S. Tisdale School, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Bridgeport Public Schools
 2:30 PM Robert S. Walsh v. Mayor, City of Bridgeport; Tax Collector, City of Bridgeport; Richard Dejesus, as member, City Council, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 June 30, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-708 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-123 Joseph R. Sastre v. Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
 2:30 PM FIC 2015-061 Kathryn Ladd and Catherine Oemcke v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board; and State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board
 July 1, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-895 Arthur Smith v. Town Clerk, Town of Mansfield; and Town of Mansfield
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-127 Michael Aronow v. Freedom of Information Officer, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
 2:30 PM FIC 2015-122 Yvette Tyson v. Chief Executive Officer, Stamford Housing Authority, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
 July 2, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-130 Maura Mastrony v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 11:00 AM Mark Dumas v. John Harkins, Mayor, Town of Stratford; David Fuller, Chairman, Zoning Commission, Town of Stratford; Gary Lorentson, Administrator, Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 1:00 PM FIC 2014-679 Ray Rabago v. Superintendent of Schools, Winchester Public Schools; and Winchester Public Schools
 July 3, 2015 No Special Meetings Scheduled
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 29, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-097 Douglas Gilmore v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Stratford; Police Department, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-097;
Douglas Gilmore v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Stratford; Police Department, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 June 29, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-119 Frederick Lovejoy v. Tax Assessor, Town of Easton; and Town of Easton
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 29, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-119;
Frederick Lovejoy v. Tax Assessor, Town of Easton; and Town of Easton
Frederick Lovejoy appeared on his own behalf.   Theresa Rainieri, Tax Assessor and Adam W. Dunsby, First Selectman 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, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:11 PM.
Dated:  June 30, 2015
 June 29, 2015  1:00 PM Gladys Ortiz v. Principal, Jettie S. Tisdale School, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Bridgeport Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-110;
Gladys Ortiz v. Principal, Jettie S. Tisdale School, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Bridgeport Public Schools
 June 29, 2015  2:30 PM Robert S. Walsh v. Mayor, City of Bridgeport; Tax Collector, City of Bridgeport; Richard Dejesus, as member, City Council, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 29, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-129;
Robert S. Walsh v. Mayor, City of Bridgeport; Tax Collector, City of Bridgeport; Richard Dejesus, as member, City Council, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Mark T. Anastasi appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:48 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:54 PM.
Dated: June 30, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 30, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-708 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 30, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-708;
James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
James Torlai appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney James Caley appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:09 AM, with Commissioner, Christopher P. Hankins presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:17 PM.
Dated:  June 30, 2015
 June 30, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-123 Joseph R. Sastre v. Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 30, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-123;
Joseph R. Sastre v. Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
Joseph R. Sastre appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Holly Jean Bray appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 12:58 PM, with Hearing Officer, Mary E. Schwind presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:40 PM.
Dated: July 1, 2015
 June 30, 2015  2:30 PM FIC 2015-061 Kathryn Ladd and Catherine Oemcke v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board; and State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 30, 2015 at 2:30 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-061;
Kathryn Ladd and Catherine Oemcke v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board; and State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 1, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-895 Arthur Smith v. Town Clerk, Town of Mansfield; and Town of Mansfield
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 1, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-895;
Arthur Smith v. Town Clerk, Town of Mansfield; and Town of Mansfield
Arthur Smith appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney James P. Welsh 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, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:00 AM.
Dated:  July 1, 2015
 July 1, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-127 Michael Aronow v. Freedom of Information Officer, 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 matter was held on July 1, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-127;
Michael Aronow v. Freedom of Information Officer, 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 11:10 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:10 PM.
Dated:  July 2, 2015
 July 1, 2015  2:30 PM FIC 2015-122 Yvette Tyson v. Chief Executive Officer, Stamford Housing Authority, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 1, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-122;
Yvette Tyson v. Chief Executive Officer, Stamford Housing Authority, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
Attorney Salmun Kazerounian appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Robert Chesson appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:35 PM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:27 PM.
Dated:  July 2, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 2, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-130 Maura Mastrony v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 2, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-130;
Maura Mastrony v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Maura Mastrony appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Arthur Laske 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, Paula S. Pearlman presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:20 AM.
Dated:  July 2, 2015
 July 2, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-054 Mark Dumas v. John Harkins, Mayor, Town of Stratford; David Fuller, Chairman, Zoning Commission, Town of Stratford; Gary Lorentson, Administrator, Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-054;
Mark Dumas v. John Harkins, Mayor, Town of Stratford; David Fuller, Chairman, Zoning Commission, Town of Stratford; Gary Lorentson, Administrator, Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 July 2, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2014-679 Ray Rabago v. 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 July 2, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-679;
Ray Rabago v. Superintendent of Schools, Winchester Public Schools; and Winchester Public Schools
The Complainant failed to appear.   The Respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:14 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:14 PM.
Dated:  July 6, 2015