CCFOI Meeting Minutes – Oct. 21, 2015

Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information

Minutes, Oct. 21, 2015

The meeting was at Wood-n-Tap, 99 Sisson Ave., Hartford.

Present: Jim Smith, Chris Powell, Morgan McGinley, Mitch Pearlman, Gary Gold, Dana Whalen, George Lombardi, Mary Connolly, Michele Jacklin, John Bailey, Dan Klau, Dick Ahles, Jeff Daniels, Paula Pearlman, Mike Savino.

The minutes of the Sept. 16, 2015 meeting were accepted.

Treasurer’s report: Lombardi reported a balance of $9,896.26. There was discussion of expenses and the dues structure. Lombardi said it costs about $14,000 a year to cover expenses, including our lobbying bill and the annual meeting. Smith and Lombardi will review the dues structure and report back next month with suggestions.

Legislative report: Bailey said CCFOI will reach out to committee chairs to raise our issues. The agenda will include UConn Foundation transparency, the budget implementation process and access to historical records. Continuing problems with the Office of Governmental Accountability also will be on the agenda. A subcommittee on OGA will come back next month with a recommendation on two or three issues.

Looking ahead: The next CCFOI meeting will be Nov. 18, 2015 at noon at Wood-n-Tap.