It’s a first, even by Miami Beach standards: Producers of The Real Housewives of Miami want to use a drone to film aerials of the city.
Commissioner Jonah Wolfson brought up the issue on Wednesday at the end of a marathon 15-hour commission meeting.
“I just picture 14-pound flying helicopters over people’s houses and I wonder if we should maybe not,” he said.
But commissioners weren’t as fired up about unmanned flying devices as Sen. Rand Paul recently was. The Kentucky Republican led a 13-hour filibuster to get answers from the White House about the potential use of drones against U.S. citizens on American soil.
The Miami Beach City Commission put off the issue until their next meeting, asking city staff not to permit Real Housewives to use the drones until a more-rested elected body gets a chance to vet the proposal.
Wolfson said: “I thought I could filibuster. I’m a big Rand Paul fan, and I was hoping that I could .
“Good night, everybody,” one of the commissioners boomed into the microphone, cutting Wolfson off.
With that, the meeting was adjourned.
Read more Political Currents stories from the Miami Herald
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services job, which he started in April 2011, required Democrat George Sheldon to live out of state and made him ineligible to run for state attorney general.
Gov. Rick Scott said no state business was discussed when he and other Republican lawmakers went on a Texas hunting trip to paid, in part, by the sugar industry.
After Gov. Rick Scott’s secret trip to King Ranch, he tapped a ranch executive for state regulatory board
A Scott campaign spokesman did not respond to questions about whether the governor talked to King Ranch officials about the appointment after his successful hunting trip.
More Political Currents
- Doubts raised about attorney general candidate’s residency
- Once a U.S. Sugar foe, Gov. Rick Scott now accepts its contributions, hunting hospitality
- After Gov. Rick Scott’s secret trip to King Ranch, he tapped a ranch executive for state regulatory board
- Gov. Rick Scott agrees to three debates
- Marc Caputo: Dade Democratic dysfunction emerges in governor’s race
- Why won't Florida GOP leaders talk about trips to King Ranch in Texas?
VIDEO FROM OUR PARTNERS