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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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 5, 2019, 1:53 PM

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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.

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.

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?

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?

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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