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image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 8 March 2002
The City Council passed Resolution 28207 on July 16, 1990, adopting an official City Flag. The Flag was designed by Council member Paul Kraabel. The flag consists the City logo -- a stylized profile of Chief Sealth surrounded by the motto "City of Goodwill" -- with thick waving lines flowing from the logo to the edges of the flag. According to the resolution, the colors are "white and teal blue/green (the color of Puget Sound at dusk)." Only three copies of the flag were made.
Phil Nelson, 7 September 1999
A few months ago, I was finally able to purchased one of these flags from a local flag shop. In nearly seven years of living near, and working in, downtown Seattle, I have never once seen a Seattle flag flying or otherwise displayed from any location -- official or unofficial -- other than my own front porch.
Andrew S Rogers, 1 March 2002
image located by Ben Cahoon, 16 July 2015
From Raven city flags [kay04a] on page 331. It seems this was a semi-official Seattle flag 1943-c.1963 that hung in the city council chambers.
"In 1943, Councilman Frank McCaffrey designed and had manufactured a city flag that he presented to the council, although it was apparently unofficial. Very similar to Washington's state flag, it has a green field of 3 by 5 units with the city's seal in gold in the center. The seal shows a profile of Chief Seattle toward the hoist, . CITY . OF . SEATTLE . curved over his head, and 1869 centered below it. Surrounding this portion is ring that declares over the top half, CORPORATE . SEAL . OF . THE as a preface to the city's name below. In the lower half of the ring are two dolphins, one on either side facing the lower center point, where two fir cones are shown. The dolphins, according to the seal's designer, James A. Wehn, symbolize Seattle as a center of deep-water commerce; the fir cones represent the Evergreen State (Washington's nickname). (The seal was adopted 13 January 1937.) McCaffrey's flag was known as "Council's Flag", and hung in council chambers for at least two decades."seal language from city code (with a rough drawing): www.municode.com/
The proposal for a Seattle city flag from 1970 is to be found at www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/4932551664.
"Two fifth graders sent this design to Mayor Uhlman. They explained, "The Space Needle is pointing to the future and we think it is a special landmark. We put a boat on the flag because Seattle is a great boating city and we put a plane on the flag because Seattle has a great plane industry. Found in Vertical File 365, Seattle Municipal Archives."
Valentin Poposki, 30 October 2010
image located by Jan Mertens, 19 November 2008
The Port of Seattle flag is shown on this page (last photo): www.portseattle.org/about/.
Its field is white and shows the logo or wordmark: 'Port' in blue, to its right three horizontal stripes, slanting to the right, light blue - green (slightly pointed lower left and upper right angles) - dark blue; second line, blue words 'of' (italic) and 'Seattle'.
Present logo is compared with a previous one at www.underconsideration.com/.
"The Port of Seattle is a major hub for international trade, transportation and travel in the northwest United States. Established in 1911, the port has quickly grown, becoming the 7th busiest US seaport in 2007. From its roots until now, the port has always thought of itself as progressive. The port envisions itself as one of the "cleanest, greenest, most energy-efficient port[s] in the nation." Visually the port has attempted to align itself with its twentieth-century mission of being the cleanest, greenest port."
The Port's own logo page at www.portseattle.org/news/stories/ states:
"The three bars of the logo suggest air, land and sea - the three realms where the Port operates - with green running through the center. They also represent the three parts of sustainability: economic development, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship."
Jan Mertens, 19 November 2008
image located by Esteban Rivera, 17 August 2014
Sound Transit has been the popular name of Washington state's Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority since September 19, 1999. It was formed in 1996 by the Snohomish, King, and Pierce County Councils. It operates express bus,
commuter rail, and light rail
service in the region and constructs capital projects in support and expansion of those services.
The flag is a horizontal flag with white on the top featuring the logo and on the bottom the livery of the trains.
For additional information go to:
SoundTransit (official website) www.soundtransit.org/
Esteban Rivera, 17 August 2014