Tony Avella is still battling the Department of Buildings over a violation they issued to him for having his backyard above-ground pool too close to the fence:
Pol Says DOB Off the Deep End With Pool Regs
Councilman Fights City Over His Own Violation
City issues Avella ticket on pool
Avella Attacks DOB, Bars Trib From Meet
Tony Avella Zones Out On Pool Violation
If they were only this serious about illegal building construction, we'd be in pretty good shape!
Photo from Queens Ledger