Today, the Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI) submitted letters of support to the Sioux Falls City Council and Mayor Paul TenHaken encouraging the Sioux Falls City Council to pass a measure that would lift restrictions on drone use. The changes to the Sioux Falls City ordinance “AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY BY REVISING CHAPTER 95: PARKS AND RECREATION, SECTION 95.012 FIREARMS, GUNS, FIREWORKS, AND CERTAIN REMOTE CONTROL AIRCRAFT PROHIBITED” will promote more innovation and allow local small businesses to flourish. "We thank Council Member Christine Erickson for her leadership on this issue," the letter states. "Motivated by constituent concerns, she brought this use to the attention of the City Council and spearheaded the effort to create a glidepath that will advance drone technology in Sioux Falls. Commercial use of drones has the potential to transform and provide cost-savings to businesses at the heart of South Dakota’s economy."
The letters can be read and downloaded below.