FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by

FINAL DECISION

Eric M. Weiss and The Hartford
Courant,

 

Complainant

 

 

against

Docket #FIC 2001-022

Michael P. Peters, Mayor, City of Hartford;
and John Bazzano, Chief of Staff, Office of
The Mayor, City of Hartford,

 

 

Respondents

 March 28, 2001

 

 

 

 

The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on February 13, 2001, at which time the complainants and the respondents appeared and indicated to the Hearing Officer that they reached a settlement in resolution of the complaint.  Specifically, with respect to the complainantsí records request dated January 2, 2001, the respondents agreed to permit the complainants access to the following by early March 2001:  a) the mayoral schedule for the 2000 calendar year and b) all correspondence regarding minor league baseball and stadium plans.  The respondents further agreed to permit the complainants access to future schedules of the mayor, and to implement a system whereby the complainantsí FOI requests are streamlined and dealt with in a punctual manner.  The complainants agreed to not pursue the third item requested in their letter of request dated January 2, 2001.

 

            In light of the above, the complainants further agreed to withdraw the complaint.

           

            The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:

1.   The complaint is hereby dismissed.

 

            2.  The Commission commends the parties on having settled their differences without the need for a formal hearing.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of March 28, 2001.

 

_________________________________________

Petrea A. Jones

Acting Clerk of the Commission


PURSUANT TO SECTION 4-180(c), G.S., THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF EACH PARTY AND THE MOST RECENT MAILING ADDRESS, PROVIDED TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION, OF THE PARTIES OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.

 

THE PARTIES TO THIS CONTESTED CASE ARE:

 

Eric M. Weiss and

The Hartford Courant

285 Broad Street

Hartford, CT 06115

 

Michael P. Peters, Mayor,

City of Hartford; and John Bazzano,

Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor,

City of Hartford

c/o Michael C. Collins, Esq.

Office of the Corporation Counsel

550 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06103

 

 

________________________________

Petrea A. Jones

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 

 

 

 

FIC/2001-022/FD/paj/03/30/2001