A while back a group decided to hold a contest to pick a new flag for the City of Milwaukee. Admittedly the current city flag is kludgy, busy and old world…sort of like Milwaukee.
The winning flag (which I can’t stop seeing as a Corona beer logo) has been selling very well and is displayed in some volume in some neighborhoods around town. To me it’s something of a hipster thing but it’s being promoted as a symbol of pride and unity.
From the common council discussion, it sounds like this proposed flag isn’t, at least in City Hall, a symbol of pride and unity. A lot of Milwaukee feels left out of the decision making process. And the flag doesn’t really say Milwaukee…a sunrise over a lake is pretty representative of hundreds of towns and cities across the nation. Should it be more Milwaukee?
But after all of that background…why do we even need a city flag? Really.