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The page at www.transcriptbulletin.com/archives/7.1.02/flag.phtml reports input being sought for a new flag design:
After months of collaborative research and graphic work Tooele City has narrowed the search for a new city flag down to three options. Now the city hopes to enlist the help of its residents' discerning eyes as a final design is selected. Inspired by an article in a Salt Lake newspaper last winter that outlined what separates an easily recognizable and identifiable flag from merely "a seal on a white bed sheet," Mayor Charlie Roberts decided it was time to give Tooele a flag that lived up to the city's motto: "Utah's brightest star." He wanted a flag citizens could be proud of and one that was symbolic of the impressive character of a city that was going places. "We really don't have a flag," said Roberts. "It's really the Tooele City logo on a white background." Roberts assigned the project to a city employee committee to ensure the chosen design was representative of the community at large and included ideas and concepts that would resonate with each Tooele resident. The mayor also elicited the considerable graphic design and marketing skills of Ben Nielson and Dave Bern of Transcript Bulletin Publishing, the same design team that had created the new city logo two years previously.
...coming up with three diverse options did not prove difficult for the committee. Each of the three designs varies greatly from the next and incorporates color schemes unique to the other two alternatives. The three proposed designs for Tooele City's new flag were chosen by the committee out of 30 different concepts. The star in each flag represents a progressive, unique and growing community that offers an exceptional quality of life for its citizens. The design that features a star with a beam of light over foothills and mountains, celebrates Tooele City's scenic location and its qualities of being a safe and nurturing place in which to live. The next design illustrates a shining star in a midnight sky centered between the Oquirrh and Stansbury Mountains. The third design features an oversized star in the sky. The blue represents freedom and open vistas that residents enjoy.
located by Dov Gutterman, 28 December 2002