Chapter 1.06


1.06.010    Santa Cruz County flag.

1.06.020    Unauthorized or improper use prohibited.

1.06.030    Violation—Penalty.

1.06.010 Santa Cruz County flag.

The following described flag is adopted as the official Santa Cruz County flag:

(A)    Appearance. As viewed with the hoist end of the flag to the left of the observer, there appears in the upper left-hand corner of a white field a green evergreen tree. Below the evergreen tree are five equal size, horizontal color stripes the length of the flag in the order, top to bottom: red, orange, yellow, green and blue.

(B)    Dimensions. The hoist or flag width is approximately three-fifths of the fly or flag length; the white field width is equal to the width of four stripes, and each color stripe is equal to one-ninth of the flag width. The bottom of the evergreen tree is three-tenths of the width of one stripe above the first horizontal color stripe; the tip of the evergreen tree is seven-tenths of the width of one stripe from the top of the flag; and the lower left edge of the evergreen tree is at a width of two and one-half stripes to the right of the hoist end of the flag.

(C)    Colors. The colors on the flag are to be substantially the same as the following color references: the green of the evergreen tree is Pantone 348-M; the red stripe is Pantone 185-M; the orange stripe is Pantone 165-M; the yellow stripe is Pantone 109-M; the green stripe is Pantone 368-M; and the blue stripe is Pantone 392-M.

(D)    The general design and details of the Santa Cruz County flag, excluding colors, shall correspond substantially with the following representation:


[Ord. 3784 § 1, 1986].

1.06.020 Unauthorized or improper use prohibited.

No person, group, corporation, association or profit organization, association or political committee shall cause to be prepared, distributed or published, or permit the preparation, distribution or publication of, any letter, advertisement, bumper sticker, flyer, pamphlet, handbill or other material containing a representation of the Santa Cruz County flag, or any other similar flag, without the express authorization of the Board of Supervisors of the County, or the County Administrative Officer. [Ord. 5263 § 1, 2017; Ord. 3784 § 1, 1986].

1.06.030 Violation—Penalty.

(A)    Any person violating or causing or permitting the violation of SCCC 1.06.020 shall be deemed guilty of an infraction, and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $100.00; provided, however, that any offense which would otherwise be an infraction shall be a misdemeanor if a defendant has been convicted of three or more violations of this chapter within the 12-month period preceding the commission of the offense in the accusatory pleading. For this purpose, a bail forfeiture shall be deemed to be a conviction of the offense charged.

(B)    For purposes of this section and chapter, a separate offense shall be deemed to occur each time any material is prepared, printed or published in violation of SCCC 1.06.020. However, the printing or duplicating of a number of such items by mechanical means at one time, all of which are identical, shall be deemed a single offense.

(C)    In addition to the penalties hereinabove set forth, the County of Santa Cruz shall have the right to initiate legal action against any person to restrain by court injunction the printing, distribution or publication of any material prepared in violation of SCCC 1.06.020. [Ord. 3784 § 1, 1986].