New Hampshire Public Radio reports that city-council supported efforts to find a new flag for the city — the existing monstrosity is pictured above — have run into a roadblock in the form of councilmember Brenda Baer and her bad-design-blind colleagues:
“Why are we changing it, what is so wrong with our present flag?” asked Brenda Baer, who represents Laconia’s Ward 4. She voted against selecting a new design.
“There wasn’t one submission that had anything or said anything about Laconia, whatsoever,” Baer said. “There was no relationship in any of them, to the city.”
Baer says she doesn’t buy the idea that Laconia would somehow suddenly rally together under a new flag.
Vexillonaire Bree Henderson is vowing to continue pushing for action. The redesign process has gotten as far as six finalists (see below) — so near, but so far.
NHPR is conducting a poll to gather public feedback on the designs. To vote, scroll to the bottom of: nhpr.org/post/after-crowdsourcing-new-options-laconia-will-keep-its-old-flag-thank-you-very-much