This evening [April 27, 2015], the City of Ferndale is considering whether to ban drones or unmanned aerial vehicles from flying within the airspace of the city. There are three proposed exceptions to this rule:
1. if the drone is operated by an authorized law enforcement agency;
2. if the drone is operated with authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration; or
3. if the drone is operated only within the boundaries of an individual’s real property.
The meeting begins at 7:00 P.M. at Ferndale City Hall, 300 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, Michigan. The language of the proposed ordinance can be located here.
(April 28, 2015 Update): Ferndale dropped its proposal to exclude drones. An article regarding the backlash can be found here.