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image by Antonio Martins, 7 August 2000
The flag is blue with the city seal in yellow. Before I go on, I will answer what may be the first two questions after reading the flag information. First, while there is a civic flag, I have never seen or run across documentation of the city ensign or the city pennant. Maybe the flag is meant to be at least the flag and ensign; however, it is not in the shape of a pennant. Apparently, the pennant (and ensign) were never adopted. Secondly, many may ask about Atlanta being landlocked. While the city is landlocked, the Chattahoochee River flows through and by the city so an ensign is not totally out of the question.
The flag ordinance of the City of Atlanta
"Chapter 52. Flags and Seal of the City
52-101. (826) City flags.--There shall be three flags of the City of Atlanta: A civic flag, a city ensign and a pennant. The colors of each shall be yellow and blue, of the hues and tints shown on the patterns herein required to be kept of file. The form, device and arrangement of colors of each shall be as shown upon the patterns hereby adopted and directed to be placed and kept of file in the office of the Clerk of Council, exact copies of which, appropriately marked, shall be displayed in public in the City Hall.
52-102. (825) Corporate seal of the city.--The corporate seal of the City of Atlanta shall be a round seal, made of silver, 2-1/4 inches in diameter. The device thereon shall consist of an engraving of a phoenix rising from its ashes and the inscription, "Resurgens 1847-1865;" the word meaning "rising again," the first date marking the year the city's first charter was granted and the second date signifying the year of the beginning of the city's rehabilitation after its destruction by the Federal armies in 1864. The seal shall remain in the office of the Clerk of Council and shall not be affixed to any instrument except by order of the Mayor."
by Zach Harden, 17 January 2001