The new leadership at Houston First promised us more transparency. There should be. After all, Houston’s tourism office has become one of the biggest bureaucracies in town.

Unfortunately, Bobby Singh didn’t get the memo. Too bad.

Monday, May 14th, Dolcefino Consulting filed a criminal complaint against Singh for illegally withholding public records. We want him prosecuted.

In March, Dolcefino Consulting asked for detailed phone records of Trustee Bobby Singh as part of a widening investigation into spending and conflicts of interest at Houston First

Houston First claimed they didn’t have any Singh phone records and they had asked him to produce what he had. Singh ignored it. He also ignored a direct request to him

“It’s time to shine a light on the dealings of Houston First,” said Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting, “The leadership is accountable to the residents of the City of Houston. And if Mr. Singh doesn’t want to follow the law, perhaps he should resign and let someone who does believe in transparency get the job instead.”

Singh is a founding member of Isani Consultants, a Houston based firm that provides the engineering design, construction management and inspection services for public and private sector projects.

According to statute, the District Attorney’s office has 30 days to respond to our criminal complaint.

“Based on her past conduct I have little faith the District Attorney is serious about enforcing transparency laws, but Mr. Singh must follow the law. The public has a right to know who he talks to about public business. Period,” says Dolcefino. “Houston First needs a good dose of sunshine. It is coming.”