This flag design was proposed by Ricardo Tomasz. It is designed to incorporate the existing city flag colors, while reimagining them with a more streamlined design. The yellow, which traditionally represented orange groves, now represents a vibrant sky during sunset over a green field of olive trees. The red heart is meant to represent the Los Angeles values of inclusiveness, empathy, and standing up for those who are underprivileged, exploited, or oppressed in society.
The LAPD states on its website: The Los Angeles Police Department is committed to serving the community while protecting the rights of all persons. Consistent with this commitment, the Department’s Vision, Mission and Core Values, in concert with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and the Department’s Management Principles, reflect the guiding philosophy of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Why Flags Matter
Why Los Angeles Needs A New Flag
As was stated in the recent online petition:
With your help we can gather the support needed to redesign and adopt a new city flag — a flag we can all be proud to fly, a flag to promote and represent our city, and unite millions of Angelenos throughout Los Angeles and around the world.
Sign the online petition and click below to purchase a memento of your favorite design.