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Mountain View council swiftly approves drone policy for city staff use

Original post made on Sep 5, 2019

The Mountain View City Council was quick to embrace a new policy Tuesday allowing city employees to use drones, saying the technology could be used in tasks ranging from tracking down criminal suspects to inspecting gutters.

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4 people like this
Posted by Otto Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 5, 2019 at 2:37 pm

Interesting there's no mention of adhering to FAA rules and regulations. Which there are plenty.

And if this is considered "commercial" use, which I think it is, there are even more rules. Anyone flying the drones have to pass tests. Notifications of airports etc.


2 people like this
Posted by Also
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 5, 2019 at 2:40 pm

They'll also need the times you'll be in the shower, just for security reasons.


4 people like this
Posted by Citizen
a resident of The Crossings
on Sep 5, 2019 at 2:52 pm

The government wants to watch over you. Who is watching over the government?


3 people like this
Posted by Ben
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 6, 2019 at 9:32 am

Why does the city not have a surveillance technology ordinance like so many other cities and our own county?


7 people like this
Posted by V. Putin
a resident of another community
on Sep 8, 2019 at 11:48 am

Drones in every American neighborhood. Love it. We will all obey FAA regulations religiously. I swear.


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