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Allen
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Allen

If they do allow this idea to go forward, I say take the funds from sales and put it toward the homeless & other pressing needs within the city limits.

Jon Froman
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Jon Froman

Go! Larry Block, GO ! Cant wait to see flags waiving on June 8 !

Rudolf Martin
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Rudolf Martin

Exactly, Riley! That’s exactly what a city logo is there for. We should put Larry Block in charge of all city merchandising, then maybe we’d really be ‘in the black’ without applying creative accounting of debt and we wouldn’t have to pay 10% annual bond servicing fees at 8% interest for $30 million borrowed.

Riley
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Riley

Hmmmm…I have a beautiful mug with the Beverly Hills sign/logo and a great oversized shopping bag with the Beverly Hills sign on it and yet…I don’t think BH has been cheapened by it. What’s wrong with marketing the city on merchandise? I “heart” NY became famous and made NYC buckets of money. But WeHo is not really good at marketing itself. Too bad. It could be a great revenue stream.

Rudolf Martin
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Rudolf Martin

If there was any commercial demand for the logo, then the sweatshops would produce them in a second and vendors would sell them illegally just like any other logo or slogan.

JIm Hieron
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JIm Hieron

I commend Larry for putting this idea forward and his efforts to put the West Hollywood imprint on LA Pride.. with all the CSW discussions about LA Pride not having a West Hollywood identity.. the best idea of all is these little flags. And I do not agree with the above criticism, the Block Party store is the only place in town that celebrates West Hollywood with tee shirts and cards and magnets, I know .. I work there and know first hand…..and theres not another store like us that has as much pride of the West Hollywood

Manny
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Manny

The cheap commercialization of the city logo was never a good idea….and now, after the right decision by the city council, the back-peddling and spin is amusing.

90069
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90069

I like the idea of the city creating a “shop” so that profits can go back to the public or that items can be sold “at-cost.” No offence to Larry Block. I do believe he is more interested in the community than making profits off the Weho merchandise. For now the free flags should suffice but eventually it would be nice to have a quality made flag and not a chintzy party favor.

erik
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erik

Kudos to city council for not allowing anyone to profit from our logo. Its bad enough that the price of the festival keeps those who cant afford it from experiencing it. Profit mongers have always had their way to do as they please for events like this. We need to stop them any chance we can. If you want anything printed on t shirts, flags, mugs go to vista print and get it for one quarter what you would pay in a t shirt shop. the mark up is vulgar. if you pay $25.00 for a t shirt, the store… Read more »

Larry Block
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Mission Accomplished. Thousands of West Hollywood Flags will line the parade route. For me, it was never about selling 200 flags for a buck and a half, it was about building the City of West Hollywood brand and being so proud of our new flag, and our new flag on city hall… and now thousands on the parade route. I’ve forwarded my source for a 12 day turnaround to Paul Arevalo.. and everybody will be waving West Hollywood flags at LA Pride! A city built on Pride. If you want your free city flag email the city manager parevalo@weho.org or… Read more »