From the Daily News:
Mayor Bloomberg's pledge to fast-track the new police academy planned for College Point could give him a real headache when he hits the campaign trail in Queens this fall.
Intent on starting construction of the sprawling complex by year's end, Bloomberg is prepared to use his authority to override building and zoning restrictions that could snag the $1 billion project, city officials have said.
City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside), a mayoral candidate whose district includes the academy site, vowed to make a major fuss if Bloomberg rams the plan through against community wishes in northeast Queens.
"I am going to make this an issue in the mayoral campaign if he goes ahead with this," Avella said, noting an override would squash public review.