Town of Paradise Valley, AZ—In arguably the most expensive real estate in the State of Arizona they are proposing the most draconian camera drone ban ever!
The town’s council will be voting on this draft ordinance during their May 28, 2015 meeting.
They want to outlaw any use of a drone without a single use permit and fee. It further outlaws the publishing of all aerial images in somewhat ambiguous and vague language.
Make no mistake; this would criminalize drone use if it were passed. “Paradise” here is apparently an oxymoron!
The biggest rub here is that the FAA has exclusive jurisdiction of the skies. Further those including any government agency or private business like Google would be in violation by capturing or publishing aerial images of the town’s land and structures.
I guess some of the town’s father’s think they can require citizens to purchase permits before they should be able to enjoy the our long established rights in Paradise Valley.
Perhaps this hastily and poorly thought out draft law needs a little more thought and its author needs some remedial education with respect to our Bill of Rights.
Maybe those interested need to contact these officials:
The Town of Paradise Valley, AZ and it’s Council:
Mayor Michael Collins
Vice Mayor Paul Dembow
Town Manager: Kevin Burke
Town Attorney:Andrew Miller
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Below is the town’s draft ordinance along with my video directed to these officials: