Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It's Time For A Flag!!!


It's Time For A Flag!!!

There are places which have undergone efforts to change their existing flag, most notably Milwaukee (which may eventually succeed) and New Zealand (which won't). Change can be hard, even if you flag contains an image of County Stadium, home of the Milwaukee Braves!

Image result for flag milwaukee
Yes, there are people who didn't like this.
There aren't many examples out there regarding the process by which a city that never had a flag adopts one, but it did happen recently in Albany, Oregon.


If Decatur were to do this, the following would be important:

1.  Get buy in - from residents, city officials, and the local arts community;

2.  Set up a timeline - relatively short, with a goal of June 14, 2017 (that's Flag Day!) as a final deadline for adoption;

3.  Open up the design process to everyone;

4.  Use experts to narrow the selection; and

5.  Open up the final vote to all residents;

Anyone interested in this?

If so, contact
dave@littleshopofstories.com

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