The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of July 27, 2015 through July 31, 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
 July 27, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-201 Tariq Abdulaziz v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
 July 28, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-226 Lisa Treat-Perry v. Superintendent of Schools, East Haddam Public Schools; and East Haddam Public Schools
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-218 Boise Kimber v. Superintendent of Schools, New Haven Public Schools; and New Haven Public Schools
 2:30 PM FIC 2015-219 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Plainville; Police Department, Town of Plainville; and Town of Plainville
 July 29, 2015  1:00 PM Margaret Ackley v. City Council, City of New London; and City of New London
 2:30 PM Brian Preleski, State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain, State of Connecticut v. Parole Manager, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole
 July 30, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2014-867 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
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
 July 31, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-236 David Taylor v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-225 Mariam Hakim-Zargar v. Director of Health Affairs Policy Planning, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-183 Evan Lips and the New Haven Register v. Chief, Fire Department, City of New Haven; Fire Department, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 2:30 PM FIC 2014-895 Arthur Smith v. Town Clerk, Town of Mansfield; and Town of Mansfield
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 27, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-201 Tariq Abdulaziz v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 27, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-201;
Tariq Abdulaziz v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Jennifer Callahan 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 9:46 AM.
Dated:  July 29, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 28, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-226 Lisa Treat-Perry v. Superintendent of Schools, East Haddam Public Schools; and East Haddam Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-226;
Lisa Treat-Perry v. Superintendent of Schools, East Haddam Public Schools; and East Haddam Public Schools
 July 28, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-218 Boise Kimber v. Superintendent of Schools, New Haven Public Schools; and New Haven Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-218;
Boise Kimber v. Superintendent of Schools, New Haven Public Schools; and New Haven Public Schools
 July 28, 2015  2:30 PM FIC 2015-219 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Plainville; Police Department, Town of Plainville; and Town of Plainville
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 28, 2015 at 2:30 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-219;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Plainville; Police Department, Town of Plainville; and Town of Plainville
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 29, 2015  1:00 PM Margaret Ackley v. City Council, City of New London; and City of New London
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-167;
Margaret Ackley v. City Council, City of New London; and City of New London
 July 29, 2015  2:30 PM Brian Preleski, State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain, State of Connecticut v. Parole Manager, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-197;
Brian Preleski, State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain, State of Connecticut v. Parole Manager, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 30, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2014-867 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2015-204 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 consolidated matters was held on July 30, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-867;
James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2015-204;
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.   Assistant Attorney General James Caley appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:06 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 4:17 PM.
Dated:  July 31, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 31, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-236 David Taylor v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 31, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-236;
David Taylor v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles
David Taylor appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Steven Strom 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 10:55 AM.
Dated:  August 10, 2015
 July 31, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-225 Mariam Hakim-Zargar v. Director of Health Affairs Policy Planning, 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 July 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-225;
Mariam Hakim-Zargar v. Director of Health Affairs Policy Planning, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
 July 31, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-183 Evan Lips and the New Haven Register v. Chief, Fire Department, City of New Haven; Fire Department, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 31, 2015 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-183;
Evan Lips and the New Haven Register v. Chief, Fire Department, City of New Haven; Fire Department, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 July 31, 2015  2:30 PM 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 31, 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 2:30 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:25 PM.
Dated:  August 10, 2015