|For La Mesa’s first 110 years, to the best of my knowledge, no political, religious or social messaging flags were ever flown on the flagpole at City Hall.
That changed a couple of years ago when La Mesa’s City Council initiated and then voted to fly a non-government flag at City Hall during the month of June.
Last year, the City Council voted to make this action permanent and automatic in an attempt to silence any dissent on this topic.
At next Tuesday, May 23rd’s City Council Meeting, I have on the agenda:
“CONSIDERATION OF DIRECTING STAFF TO AMEND THE POLICY FOR THE DISPLAY OF FLAGS AT CITY FACILITIES TO ONLY ALLOW THE DISPLAY OF GOVERNMENT FLAGS AT CITY HALL”
Please note this is not about any group – it is about de-politicizing an institution meant to represent all people equally and to display no bias, positive or negative, toward any segment of the population.
City Hall is already a place that is 100% inclusive with no one denied access or services. City Hall should remain completely neutral on social issues; members of the public deserve to conduct government business without being subjected to political messaging on any social issues.
If you agree that City Hall should fly only the American, Californian, and La Mesa flags, please support my agenda item by speaking virtually or in person at next Tuesday’s City Council meeting that starts at 6 p.m. or writing the City Council, links below.
Remember the immortal words of Ron Burgundy: You stay classy, San Diego!