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In an unprecedented move that sets the tone for the future of city governance and service delivery, the City of Carson proudly announces the adoption of a comprehensive drone policy. This policy is set to redefine the landscape of urban management by leveraging the potential of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) across various city departments

“Today, I am thrilled to announce the adoption of our new drone policy, which promises to revolutionize the way we approach tasks like inspections, emergency response, and environmental monitoring.” said Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes. “With this drone policy, we’re soaring towards that future.

The new policy outlines responsible usage of drones, focusing on practical applications such as infrastructure inspection, environmental monitoring, emergency response, and community engagement. It ensures that all operations uphold the highest standards of safety, privacy, and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. The drone policy is expected to serve as a benchmark for innovative public service delivery.

“We’re committed to ensuring that our technological advancements benefit every Carson resident.” Mayor Davis-Holmes added. “I invite everyone to join us on March 21st to the State of the City where I will reveal exciting new initiatives that build on this commitment.”

In anticipation of the formal unveiling of the Mayor’s initiatives for fiscal year 2024-2025, this policy serves as a tangible example of Carson’s proactive and forward-thinking approach. The Mayor extends a warm invitation to all residents and interested parties to attend the State of the City event on March 21st, where this and other new initiatives will be presented.

The City Council, staff, and various stakeholders, including public safety departments, collaborated to ensure the policy provides a comprehensive framework that addresses the unique needs of Carson while maintaining a high standard of safety and privacy.

In the development of this pioneering drone policy, the City of Carson partnered with Airspace Link, a leading consultant in airspace management and drone operations. Their expertise was invaluable in shaping a policy that is both innovative and in line with federal aviation standards. This collaboration reflects our commitment to working with cutting-edge partners to bring the best solutions to our community.

With no additional cost for policy implementation, departments opting to utilize drone technology will manage budgeting for procurement, maintenance, and training costs.

For more information about the City of Carson’s drone policy or the upcoming State of the City event, please visit the City’s official website.

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