Wayne Dolcefino has called for Houston Mayoral candidates Bill King and Sylvester Turner to spill the beans about their dealings with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, & Sampson LLP. Wayne Dolcefino called upon the Houston media to look into Linebarger sub-contractor payments to Houston-area lawmakers such as the $370,000 in taxpayer money Sylvester Turner’s law firm received as part of Houston ISD’s contract with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP.
So why is the Fort Bend County Attorney’s office almost two months late in providing documents or a response to an open records request for documents about the County’s contract with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP.?
The Fort Bend County Attorney’s office received a written open records request email dated August 31, 2015 seeking documents detailing any subcontractor payments from the Fort Bend County tax collection contract with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson, LLP from January 2011 to present.
The request also sought documents detailing the monitoring and compliance by Fort Bend County of the subcontractor percentages and payments from Linebarger since January 2011 as well as any page in the contract detailing the identified subcontractors
An employee of the Fort Bend County Attorney’s office acknowledged receipt of the request, in writing, on September 1, 2015.
Roy Cordes office has, until now, been timely in acknowledging receipt of and responding to open records requests—let’s hope the complaint letter received by the Texas Attorney General’s Open Records Division generates some action.