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News - June 1, 2016

Menlo Park is capital of commercial drones

by Kate Bradshaw

Menlo Park has more registered commercial drones than any other U.S. city, according to a database released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on May 18, and initially reported by MarketWatch.

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Posted by Stuart Soffer
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Aug 23, 2016 at 1:40 pm

The city should stay out of this: its outside their competency.

For the city council to ban drones - in an area and a time where drone applications are developing and increasing - is reminiscent of the MP Luddite stance of a previous council that banned - within a downtown development agreement - self checkout stations at a potential supermarket.

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