San Diego City Council passes first reading Of Amended Surveillance Ordinance
The San Diego City Council unanimously passed a surveillance ordinance Monday intended to put greater rules around the city's acquisition and use of technology capable of monitoring the public.
The ordinance — more than two years in the making — doesn't ban the city and law enforcement from surveillance technologies, but instead requires that the technologies used by city employees are public knowledge and can be evaluated with a privacy advisory board created this year. Monday's action represents the first reading of the ordinance. The council will meet again for a second vote before it becomes final.