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.
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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.