CCFOI Meeting Minutes — May 31, 2023

Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information

Minutes, May 31, 2023

The meeting was via Zoom.

Present: Mike Savino, Mitch Pearlman, Jacqueline Smith, Steve Nevas, Chris Powell, Mary Connolly, Tom Scheffey, Jodie Mozdzer Gil, Karen Florin, Colleen Murphy, Paula Pearlman, Jeff Daniels, Liz Gemski, Michele Jacklin.

The minutes of the May 17, 2023 monthly meeting were accepted.

Treasurer’s report: Smith reported a balance of $18,662.35.

Legislative report: Gemski said a “couple of fires” still need to be put out in the last days of the session. Concern remains about the bills that would create FOI exemptions, including for university researchers and the whistleblower process. We will have a special meeting June 12 at 9 a.m. via Zoom to review the legislature’s final actions.

June 21 retreat: The agenda is still taking shape. So far, proposed bylaws and social media approaches are on the agenda.

Looking ahead: A special meeting to discuss the legislature’s final actions will be June 12 at 9 a.m. via Zoom. The June 21 retreat is at 1 p.m. at 35 Bunker Hill Road, Glastonbury.