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ENACTING NEW CHAPTER 607 ENTITLED “USE OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY” OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO

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ENACTING NEW CHAPTER 607 ENTITLED “USE OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY” OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO

ORDINANCE 2018-47, VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO

Interested persons will take note that the Village Council of Yellow Springs on Monday, November 5, 2018, gave first reading to an ordinance, text to follow. 

Council will give a second reading and pass into law during a public hearing
on Monday, November 19, 2018, in the Br yan Community Center, 100 Dayton St.

WHEREAS, sur veillance technologies are being implemented by law enforce-
ment departments across the United States that could have a significant impact on
civil rights and civil liberties; and

WHEREAS, Village Council has determined it is in the best interest of the
Village of Yellow Springs to require a public hearing before any such technology
is acquired or used by the Village; and

WHEREAS, Village Council finds it is essential to have an informed public
discussion about decisions related to sur veillance technology and the impact on
privacy, the potential of governmental intrusion into people’s lives and the impact
such technologies may have on civil rights and civil liberties, including those rights
guaranteed by the Ohio and United States Constitutions, and the First, Fourth, and
Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution; and

WHEREAS, Village Council finds that legally enforceable safeguards, including
transparency, oversight, and accountability measures, must be in place to protect
civil rights and civil liberties before sur veillance technology is deployed by the
Village; and

WHEREAS, Village Council finds that annual sur veillance technology reports
should be provided by Village staff to Village Council for the purpose of providing
information on the use of such technologies to the public; and

NOW, THEREFORE, COUNCIL FOR THE VILLAGE OF YELLOW
SPRINGS, OHIO HEREBY ORDAINS THAT:

Section 1. A new Chapter 607 entitled “Use of Sur veillance Technology” of
the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio be enacted to read
as set forth in Exhibit A*.

Section 2. This Ordinance is hereby authorized under the Village’s home rule
powers as set forth in Article I Section 3 of the Charter of Yellow Springs, Ohio,
necessar y for the benefit of the health, safety, and welfare of the Village, including
the protection of individuals’ privacy rights.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect at the earliest date allowed by law.

Brian Housh, Council President
* Full text of Exhibit A is available online at http://www.yso.com, at the Clerk of Council’s
office, Y.S. Library or in the Bryan Center lobby.

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