City Council will discuss adopting city motto. City of Five Flags vs. Upside of Florida

December 5, 2013

Councilman Charles Bare has put on the city council’s agenda for Dec. 12 a resolution that would make the city’s official motto: “The City of Five Flags.” The mayor introduced his motto, “Upside of Florida,” in July 2012. This could be an interesting discussion.

Read Five Flags.

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  • Eric December 6, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    There is more than one type of visitor and both slogans work perfectly fine to promote us in different ways.

  • john December 6, 2013 at 5:31 am

    High unemployment, high murder rate in this city……and THIS is what City Council cares about?? Awesome.

  • Justin December 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    What a waste of time. Has anyone ever argued that we’re not the City of Five Flags? Last time I checked the five flags were still flying at city hall, on Bayfront, at the Civic Center, etc. What’s next? A motion to make the pelican the official City of Pensacola bird? Maybe the devil dogs at J’s Bakery can be the official City pastry.

  • CJ Lewis December 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Nowhere in the Municipal Code will you find “The Upside of Florida.” It is Ashton Hayward’s tagline, not the motto for the City of Pensacola. If the City Council adopts “The City of Five Flags” as the motto, it will be City law. In order to do that, the City Council will need at least six votes to withstand Hayward’s veto. If the idea only gets five votes, those five Council members can propose it as an amendment to the Charter. Hayward has no authority to veto amendments to the Charter.

  • Skip Vogelsang December 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Yippie — the substance of the Bare term in office has been 1) keep the open lots at maritime park vacant 2) don’t smoke in a city park and 3) retain the historical motto ——- impressive resume for a mayorial candidate — maybe congress is a better fit– impressive? I think not

    That said I much prefer the 5 flags motto but I’m a little disappointed that the “downside of Alabama” was completely overlooked by the expensive out of town consultants that got fired not nearly soon enough.

  • Westsider December 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Too soon to rebrand as “North Portofino Beach”?

  • Nick December 5, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I think the citizens should make that decision. I prefer City of Five Flags. Upside is cute and all, but it doesn’t place us a historical or cultural destination.

  • Frank Reynolds December 5, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I recently moved to the midsection of Florida.