California’s Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom is hosting a conference with drone companies and the politicians who want to give them tax breaks.
Civilian Applications of UAVs – A California Perspective, a Policy Symposium will be held March 26-28 at Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Thousand Oaks.
Assemblymen Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) and Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), the politicians who wrote a bill to give tax exemptions to drone makers, will be there. They have both received campaign contributions from major drone manufacturers.
US Government drone spending since FY2009 was $10.8B, with $5.7B spent in California. Why do the companies making billions from our tax dollars need tax breaks??
What’s more, Newsom has publicly announced his support for the hard-working Hyatt housekeepers, who have called for a GLOBAL BOYCOTT of Hyatt Hotels. So why would he host a conference for the multi-millionaires of the drone industry at a Hyatt Hotel?
#aiaaCAUAV to let the drone industry and their politician pals know what you think!