Chapter 1.20
CITY SEAL, LOGO, AND TAGLINE

Sections:

1.20.010    Findings.

1.20.020    Seal adopted.

1.20.023    Logo adopted.

1.20.026    Tagline adopted.

1.20.030    Purpose of seal, logo, and tagline.

1.20.040    Unauthorized use of the City seal, logo, and tagline.

1.20.050    Violation – Penalty.

1.20.010 Findings.

The City Council finds that the seal, logo, and tagline of the City adopted in this chapter are a symbol of the authority of the City and valuable assets of its population. The Council desires to ensure that only appropriate uses are made of the City seal, logo, and tagline. (Ord. 08-14 § 1; Ord. 40-97 § 1)

1.20.020 Seal adopted.

The City adopts the symbol depicted below as its official City seal:

The City seal depicts a vintage steam locomotive, No. 97, in the foreground against a stylized rendering of Mt. Rainier. The words “City of Covington” are integrated into the design. (Ord. 08-14 § 1; Ord. 40-97 § 2)

1.20.023 Logo adopted.

The City adopts the graphic depicted below as its common City logo:

The common City logo depicts three adjacent circles, each with three arrows inside pointing upward. The word “Covington” is prominently placed below the circles and the tagline “growing toward greatness” is integrated into the design. (Ord. 08-14 § 1)

1.20.026 Tagline adopted.

The City adopts the tagline “growing toward greatness” as its City tagline. (Ord. 08-14 § 1)

1.20.030 Purpose of seal, logo, and tagline.

The City seal, logo, and tagline shall be used for official purposes only and according to policies and branding guidelines developed by the City, or as authorized by the City Council. (Ord. 08-14 § 1; Ord. 40-97 § 3)

1.20.040 Unauthorized use of the City seal, logo, and tagline.

Except as authorized by the City Council, the City seal, logo, and tagline shall not be used on or in connection with any advertising or promotion for any product, business, organization, service or article, whether offered for sale, for profit, or offered without charge. No person shall use a symbol, graphic, or any other image that imitates the City seal and/or logo or that is deceptively similar in appearance to the City seal and/or logo. The City seal and/or logo may be used for illustrative purposes by the news media if the reproduction is incidental to a publication or broadcast and may be used in political cartoons. (Ord. 08-14 § 1; Ord. 40-97 § 4)

1.20.050 Violation – Penalty.

Any person who willfully violates this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to punishment as set forth in Chapter 1.25 CMC. The City’s right to prosecute under this section shall not affect its right to pursue civil or injunctive relief under Federal or State laws. (Ord. 08-14 § 1; Ord. 40-97 § 5)