Charlottesville, Va Becomes First US City To Ban Government Spy Drones
Activists want to see legislation at Federal level
Feb 5, 2013
Yesterday we brought you news on the efforts of the House of Delegates and the Senate in Virginia to bring about a two year moratorium on the use of surveillance drones by government and law enforcement agencies. Today we learn that Charlottesville, Va has passed legislation to outlaw the use of drones, making it the first US city to do so.
In a 3-2 vote, city councilors passed the anti-drone resolution Monday, echoing the State level effort to halt the use of drones for the next two years. There will, in effect now be a ban on the craft entering Charlottesville city limits, prohibiting any city agency from using the technology.
The council will urge the Virginia General Assembly and Congress to keep drones out of local air space.