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City of Los Angeles
Flag of Los Angeles, California
Flag of Los Angeles, California
Name "Fiesta Flag"
Use Other Small  vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag
Adopted July 22, 1931
Design A vertical tricolor with green (left), gold (center) and red (right), each with zig-zagged edges, and the city seal in the center
Designed by Roy E. Silent and E.S. Jones

The city flag of Los Angeles consists of a background of three notched stripes of green, gold and red. The flag was designed by Roy E. Silent and E.S. Jones in 1931 for the Los Angeles sesquicentennial from 1781.

The flag evokes mixed reactions, with some disliking the design, and some praising it. Many of the staff at LAist/KPCC criticized it. A tweet compared Los Angeles' flag to those of the Republic of the Congo, Senegal, and Mali, which also had red, gold, and green color schemes. Ted Kaye, author of "Good" Flag, "Bad" Flag, a booklet endorsed by the North American Vexillological Association, described Los Angeles' flag as a "failed image" that fails to spark pride and unity in the city. He criticized its use of the city seal while praising the serrated green, gold, and red stripes.

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