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From the North County Times, 14 Feb 2001:
Poway OKs official city flag
by Andrea Moss, Staff Writer
Twenty years after its incorporation, the city of Poway has its first official flag. The City Council approved a flag design Tuesday that is a color version of a black-and-white city seal already in use on city stationary and business cards. The design ---- which features images of a popular oak tree silhouetted against Poway's Twin Peaks ---- will be filled in with light and dark blue, light and dark green, and black and gold for the flag.
The flag will feature a burgundy background. The banner will be used to mark Poway's participation in the League of Cities Annual Conference and similar events where the flags of other cities have traditionally been on display.
The council left open the possibility of adopting a second city flag that would be displayed on Poway's anniversaries. The move came after Councilman Jay Goldby objected to the burgundy background, calling it overpowering and lacking meaning in the community.
"As beautiful as this (design) is, it has no significance other than to stand out," Goldby said.
He proposed developing another design more like a logo used to promote the city's anniversary celebration in December. Besides the oak tree and Twin Peaks, that version featured a ribbon-like banner emblazoned with "20 Years," "1980" and "2000" ----- the years Poway became a city and celebrated its 20th anniversary.
When Goldby pointed out that the banner could easily be tweaked to reflect subsequent anniversaries, Mayor Mickey Cafagna said it might be appropriate to turn that version into an official anniversary flag.
submitted by Dov Gutterman, 22 December 2002