This would be the first U.S. city to consider using drones and are, IMHO, inevitable.
Reminds me of that Robert Sheckley sci-fi story "Watchbirds", where they build drones to police the world.
found it's available to read online here : http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/world/ ... 6&pageno=2
first couple paragraphs:
When Gelsen entered, he saw that the rest of the watchbird manufacturers
were already present. There were six of them, not counting himself, and
the room was blue with expensive cigar smoke.
"Hi, Charlie," one of them called as he came in.
The rest broke off conversation long enough to wave a casual greeting at
him. As a watchbird manufacturer, he was a member manufacturer of
salvation, he reminded himself wryly. Very exclusive. You must have a
certified government contract if you want to save the human race. [emphasis mine, a]
it was in a collection of short stories called "Untouched by Human Hands". I read that book in high school ('63?) and still vividly remember it for the unusually original and far out ideas. Every one was a treat.