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Replace the current City of Columbus, Ohio flag with this new design.

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The current City of Columbus, Ohio flag breaks all the rules of good flag design. It uses too much detail, and includes unnecessary imagery and wording. It also celebrates a controversial historical figure and includes a religious symbol -- both questionable choices in 2015.

The citizens of Columbus, Ohio deserve better. For more information on best practices in flag design, please see -- http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/vexillonaire/

The proposed redesign is simple and geometric, as flags should be. The central horizontal and vertical axes reference the intersection of Broad and High Streets, the center of downtown and home to both the City and State governments. The blue semi-circle to the left represents the Scioto River, which is directly west of that intersection, and which creates the Franklinton peninsula, the original settlement in the area. The colors used derive from the current flag, and we all know where the red and white stripes originate.

I request that the City of Columbus, its Mayor and City Council retire the current city flag and replace it with this new design. Please join me in adding signatures to this petition.



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