This flag design was proposed by Ricardo Tomasz. It is designed to represent California Raptors. The word “raptor” is the term used for a group of birds consisting of hawks, falcons, kites, eagles, vultures and owls.
As of 2017, there are 665 species on this list. Two of these species are endemic, 11 were introduced by humans (directly or indirectly), one species has been extirpated, and one was extirpated in the wild but its reintroduction is in progress. Five additional species have been documented but “the CBRC could not reach a consensus as to whether records of these species involved true naturally occurring vagrants or escapes from captivity.”
Why Flags Matter
Why Los Angeles Needs A New Flag
As was stated in the recent online petition:
Los Angeles is currently undergoing a profound transformation. Development is booming, neighborhoods are thriving, and the very heart of our city is growing and adapting to meet the demands of an ever-changing 21st century. We are not just home to celluloid dreams and iconic landscapes, but also to a growing tech industry, world-class cultural centers, and the fastest growing mass transit system in the country. We are in the midst of a stunning revival and, as such, will host the 2028 Olympics. We have set a course to strengthen and transform our city, to create a more sustainable L.A., and right now all eyes are on us. It’s time we show the world how beautiful, creative, and united we truly are.
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