Concord, California – The Concord City Council will hold a meeting today in order to discuss whether or not it should reconsider its policy on the availability of the city flag for purchase and usage by the public.
In a report for Tuesday’s meeting, a staff member said that the city’s policy for its official flag includes flag protocol and the locations where the flag may be flown.
According to the report, “existing policy conflicts with the city’s efforts to control and manage the use of the city logo, as it allows anyone to purchase a City of Concord flag, creating opportunities for the flag’s use that are out of the city’s control.”
As a part of the policy, the staff advises that the city stop allowing citizens and businesses to purchase a city flag. Additionally, the staff suggests that the council eliminate the portion of the policy that refers to a “city banner,” since there is no such thing as a municipal banner.
The mayor, under the current policy, does not have the power to order the lowering of the flag during times of mourning and remembering individuals who were significant to the community, and the staff also proposes a change in this part.
The meeting will be held at the City Council Chamber, located at 1950 Parkside Drive, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.