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Holiday Gifts That Could Be Troublesome for Local Governments
22 December 2015 |
Leadership Matters recently published Top Gifts of the Season Create Heartburn for Local Governments, an article pointing out that regulations and ordinances haven’t kept pace with the arrival of such high-tech inventions as hoverboards and drones. As the article noted, local governments are also having to contend with driverless or autonomous cars. In this blog I’m highlighting additional information that could be useful in managing these new technologies.
Are any of these technologies causing issues in your community? What steps have you taken to solve some of these issues? Share your comments below.
Knowledge Network Research and Content Associate
Doug, great post! Actually, the problem of troublesome gifts us not new. For example, one of the most troublesome gifts is to receive a surplus helicopter from the military. You get a "free" helicopter, but you now have to staff it with qualified pilots, maintain it, etc., Plus, helicopters are not all that safe, and you have to weigh the benefit the copter might give you versus the risk of a crash.
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