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[flag of Santa Cruz County, California] by Jens Pattke



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Here is the image of the flag of Santa Cruz County in the state of California. The County flag was designed by Ed Penniman, a Soquel resident. In describing the symbolism of the flag design, Mr. Penniman stated that the main symbol of the evergreen tree against a white background represents "reverence for nature and growth, upheld by a foundation of optimism and unity." The five bands in rainbow colors at the bottom of the flag represent the five county districts non-specifically. Although the exact date that the flag was approved by the board of supervisors is not known, it was around September of 1986 and it went into effect 30 days later.
Sources: The Santa Cruz Sentinel, 7-7-1983, p.A-2. and Santa Cruz Public Library
Jens Pattke, 1 May 2001


From http://sccounty01.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/bds/board/m102301.htm

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
VOLUME 2001, NUMBER 28
October 23, 2001
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19. AUTHORIZED the use of an image of the County Flag by Michael P. Smuda and the society known as the Flags Of The World, for a period of five years from the date of authorization, as recommended by Chairman Campos.
This was done because of an ordinance prohibiting use of the flag without authorization. We can now legally use the image provided by Jens Pattke until 2006.
Michael P. Smuda, 19 December 2002

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