Another angle to it is that you know the local government will purchase mil-spec grade hardware for things like bridge inspection pictures when hobby-grade would do fine (I don't mean one step up from mall toys like in the video but $1500-$2000 multirotor drones with FPV and gimbal mounting for camera). Instead they will purchase $250,000 or higher drones meant for combat in Afghanistan. Seattle, I think, already bought one like that.
Yep, they will want the “best” - the most fancy and expensive - so they can show up the other children in the hood. That is probably the angle to use in defeating this latest government fad.