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[Chino Hills flag] image by Rob Raeside, 19 June 2019

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Chino Hills, a city in San Bernardino County, has a flag.
Images are not ideal, but appears to be an uncomplicated flag with the city seal on a white field.

Dave Fowler, 19 June 2019

Redesign of the flag


Chino Hills asks residents to design new flag for city’s 30th anniversary

Flags are supposed to be abstract and not include city logos or writing, city staff says

A Chino Hills city flag sways in the wind attached to a pole in front of City Hall at 14000 City Center Drive on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The City Council voted Oct. 12, 2021 to ask residents to redesign the flag in time for the city’s 30th birthday. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
By STEVE SCAUZILLO | | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

PUBLISHED: October 14, 2021 at 6:58 p.m. | UPDATED: October 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

With the city’s 30th anniversary coming up, Chino Hills Mayor Brian Johsz wanted the community to help design a new city flag. Not long after introducing the item to the City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 12, however, the thought of altering the flag — currently the city’s original logo slapped onto white cloth with gold fringe — raised concerns and a simmering controversy between those wanting to keep the flag as is and those supporting a change. Despite some varying opinions, the City Council voted 5-0 to launch a citywide flag redesign contest, asking residents to submit their designs for a new flag.

The city’s current logo and flag contain three pictorial elements — rolling hills, a large oak tree and a soaring hawk — with the words “City of Chino Hills Incorporated 1991” underneath. The existing Chino Hills flag depicts the city logo with hills, a large tree and bird. 

While the outcome is still up in the air the City Council is moving head with the city flag design contest. Residents have until Nov. 10 to submit their designs. A city panel, consisting of two council members and members of city commissions and staff, would judge the winner. The city can accept the winner’s design, modify it, or reject all entries and not make any changes.

The city’s logo was approved June 8, 1993, less than two years after incorporation. Chino Hills will celebrate its 30th year as a city on Dec. 1, 2021. A monochromatic logo was approved in April 2013 as a “refreshed city logo” and is used on letterhead, business cards and lapel pins, explained Valerie McClung, community relations manager. A flag was not approved by City Council action at either time, she said.

Dave Fowler, 15 October 2021


New city flag design on table

[Chino Hills flag] image located by Dave Fowler, 9 January 2022

The Chino Hills Flag Design Contest Committee has recommended a revision of a design submitted by a resident for a new city flag. The Chino Hills City Council will make a decision during the 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday in council chambers.

The committee chose three images out of 49 contest entries submitted by residents for first, second, and third place. The three entries then went through a series of revisions as recommended by the committee. The committee then chose the design, shown at right, which is the revised version of the entry that won second place. If the City Council decides to select and approve a new flag, staff will bring back a resolution to officially adopt the new flag.

The committee recommends that the original city logo remain on the official city tile, according to a city staff report. If a new flag design is chosen, the original city flag will be displayed at City Hall. 

To view the original and revised versions of the three winners, visit, scroll down to the “agenda and minutes” icon, click on the Jan. 11, 2022 link, and scroll to Item 16.
Dave Fowler, 9 January 2022

The agenda from Tuesday Jan 11 City Council meeting regarding the flags:

The PDF file (6 MB) of the proposed flags.
Masao Okazaki, 9 January 2022