Xavier Campos, never one to fret about the perception that he doesn’t play by the rules, is at it again. Less than two weeks after the ex-San Jose councilman joined the lobbyist/consulting firm of buddies Ryan Ford and Rolando Bonilla, Campos called the office of new downtown Councilman Raul Peralez to set up a meeting. Peralez passed on the request, but his chief of staff, Lydia Guel, took the meeting in his stead. She told Fly that Campos wanted to introduce himself and talk about continuing work that had been done in coordination between Peralez’ District 3 and Campos’ old stomping grounds, District 5. Additionally, Guel said, they talked about an upcoming flag raising ceremony and connections Campos could assist with at the Mexican consulate. When Fly asked if she was concerned the meeting might violate the city’s revolving door policy, Guel responded: “What’s the revolving door policy?” The D3 staff is admittedly green, but Campos should absolutely be aware of the policy that bans former city employees and elected officials from trying to influence City Hall decisions for two years after leaving office. In particular, the policy prohibits Campos from “providing advice or recommending any action with regard to a city or agency legislative or administrative matter” that he worked on in his last 12 months in office. Campos should be especially well aware of the law considering his former chief of staff, Josue Garcia, twice sought an exemption from the rule. Ford insisted to Fly that Campos did not violate “the letter or the spirit of that law” since he wasn't representing a client, adding that he was so confident he thought City Attorney Rick Doyle “would laugh” at any suggestion that this might violate the revolving door policy. Fly gave Doyle the rundown and he didn’t seem to get the punch line. “It’s a concern and we’ll look into it,” Doyle said.