The Evanston City Council voted 5-4 for a two year ban on the use of airborne drones. The vote brought together an odd coalition of people: the anti-war groups were joined by the libertarians and the privacy advocates to pass the measure.
Alderman Jane Grover (7) “is hoping to find an ally at Northwestern University, most of which is within her ward. She said she has approached Northwestern’s Associated Student Government (ASG) and has urged student representatives to pass a similar or identical resolution. It is believed that such cooperation would be unprecedented.”
Opponents of the ban claimed it would send a signal the town was not tech friendy. Grover said she might reconsider the ban if drones would “enhance” law enforcement efforts.