CCFOI Meeting Minutes – Sept. 16, 2020

The meeting was by Zoom.

Present: Mike Savino, Chris Powell, Matt Kauffman, Liz Gemski, Steve Nevas, George Lombardi, Mitch Pearlman, Gary Gold, Jeff Daniels, Michele Jacklin, Paula Pearlman, Colleen Murphy, Mary Connolly.

The minutes of the June 17, 2020, annual meeting were accepted, with a revision. There were no meetings in July and August.

Treasurer’s report: Lombardi reported a balance of $10,338.35. Lombardi has retired and we are still searching for a new treasurer.

Legislative report: Gemski discussed the police accountability bill, signed by the governor. There is some discussion of revisiting the legislation, but not much appetite for doing that. Kauffman thanked Gemski for her efforts on the police accountability bill, which was a good victory for government transparency.

Gemski said decisions still have to be made on how the 2021 legislative session will be organized as the pandemic continues.

Looking ahead: The next CCFOI meeting will be Oct. 21 at noon, via Zoom.