Winn, owner of Winn Nursery, received a subcontract to do landscaping at Town Point Park. Since the contract was not with the City, Winn did not ask for council approval before accepting the job, a “technical violation” of the Conflict of Interests Act. The violation carries no penalty.
Question: why does the violation carry no penalty? What good is the law, then?
Wait – don’t answer that.
Actually, the “penalty” here is a blow to the reputation of one of Norfolk’s most upstanding citizens.
The politics of personal destruction = the way things get done in Norfolk.