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Manhunt? Fire? Building inspection? It's OK to use a drone, says Mountain View council

Original post made on Apr 11, 2019

Seeking a new vantage point to solve everyday challenges, the Mountain View City Council gave the green light Tuesday evening to allow the use of drones -- provided it doesn't infringe on the privacy rights of the people below.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 11, 2019, 11:15 AM

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Posted by Technology is Grand
a resident of another community
on Apr 11, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Great idea! Hopefully they will also be used to monitor the homeless and the RV's.


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Posted by Rodger
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 11, 2019 at 4:24 pm

Drones are terrible things, I hate having them around me but for the police and fire department I guess it’s OK but only in emergency situations. The next thing you know delivery services will want to use drones, we have to fight this expansion of drones.


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Posted by Spying on the neighbors
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 11, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Spying on the neighbors is a registered user.

If drones were silent I would not care so much, I put them in same category as leafblowers, noise pollution.


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Posted by Otto Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 12, 2019 at 2:32 pm

Otto Maddox is a registered user.

Good lord. We've had cop helicopters buzzing around for decades.

They have better cameras than any drone. They can see in the dark.

Drone flight times are measured in minutes where a helicopter can fly for hours.

The little things we worry about without thinking about the big stuff going on without a single complaint.


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