The Richmond city administration from the mayors office to Graziano, the city council president, have regularly expressed their disdain for the laws of the state and decorum in office. Their position on the right to self-defense, guns and particularly OC could not be more clear - we don't like it, we will make it difficult for you at every turn, we will insult you and if necessary ignore you.
Peter referred earlier to Graziano giving me the finger as I spoke before council - that picture was captured and saved. The mayors office was supposed to straighten out the requirement that we sign in to attend open meetings - only OCers were so required. Even after repeated follow ups, the mayor's office has not given me the courtesy of an answer. Uniformed security tells me that policy has not changed.
Does it surprise me that there are allegations of impropriety from these persons? - not at all. Seems to be business as usual.