Monterey County Gets an Official Flag

The vote was 5-0. The outcome, an official flag to represent the county of Monterey — the 25th of its kind in California.

Monterey’s new flag was designed by artist Priscilla Martinez of Watsonville. Her rendering was one of four that made final consideration. It will now hang in Colton Hall where California's first state constitution was drafted.

The new flag features the peaks of Pinnacles National Park, luscious crops, California's red star, and a California condor soaring in front of a cypress tree.

Tuesday’s vote “was long overdue with our rich history and deep California roots,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Luis Alejo.

Read more about the county’s new flag and see images of the other finalists here

Photo credit: County of Monterey



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