This flag design was proposed by Ricardo Tomasz. It is designed to represent the optimistic sunrises over Pomona and the beautiful sunsets over Santa Monica. From one end of Los Angeles County to another, it is a bright and optimistic county, and is a welcoming home for everyone. The 4 red dots represent the four ecologies that Los Angeles inhabits. These four ecologies, as identified in “Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies” by Reyner Banham, are the beach, the freeways, the flatlands, and the foothills.
Reyner Banham examined the built environment of Los Angeles in a way no architectural historian before him had done, looking with fresh eyes at its manifestations of popular taste and industrial ingenuity, as well as its more traditional modes of residential and commercial building. His construct of “four ecologies” examined the ways Angelenos relate to the beach, the freeways, the flatlands, and the foothills. Banham delighted in this mobile city and identified it as an exemplar of the posturban future.
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.
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