The National League of Cities’ model ordinance is designed to be flexible enough to foster innovation – and comprehensive enough to keep citizens safe. It empowers local leaders to implement solutions tailored to the needs of their community; ensures the safety of residents; avoids an undue burden on drone operators and the cities where they fly; and harnesses the transformative power of drones to improve our lives.

Taken together, the components of this model ordinance create an efficient and effective system of accountability for drones operating in cities.