I think this guy should have been a little nicer to his new neighbor. Here's the story.
A city councilman in Utah, had a beautiful view of the East Mtns. until a new neighbor purchase the lot below his house and built a new home. The house was 18" higher than the land ordinance allowed, so Mark, mad about his lost view, went to the city to make sure they enforced the lower roof line ordinance.
The new neighbor had to drop the roof at a great expense.
Recently Mark called the city to inform them that his new neighbors had installed some new vents... Mark did not like what he saw, but the city was unable to do anything as there were no ordinances being wronged.
Maybe he should have lived with the 18" and brought over some brownies to his new neighbors.