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Pascagoula flagging its logo, considers new ‘identity’

The City of Pascagoula is trying to move forward after it was uncovered that the city is operating at $14 million deficit.
The City of Pascagoula is trying to move forward after it was uncovered that the city is operating at $14 million deficit. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File

The City Council decided Tuesday night to ask citizens to submit “conceptual designs” for a new city logo.

Maybe it’s over for Pascagoula being Mississippi’s Flagship City with a logo showing maritime signal flags spelling out P-A-S-C-A-G-O-U-L-A in an arch over the city’s name.

Here’s where city leaders want you to submit your ideas:

WeArePascagoula@cityofpascagoula.com

The deadline is 5 p.m., August 11.

Mayor Dane Maxwell said, in a press release, he is asking people to submit ideas for free because, “we have such talented and artistic citizens in the community” and they will offer a new perspective.

“We are Pascagoula, and we want to make sure everything we portray reflects our great city and where it will be in the future,” Maxwell said in the press release Wednesday. “Taking time to ensure our city’s logo symbolizes both our history and our vision for the future at the beginning of this new administration is the right step.”

According to the press release, city staff will vet the submissions and rank the top five that will be submitted to the mayor and City Council at the August 15 meeting.

In the meantime, a longtime Pascagoula citizen emailed the Sun Herald on Tuesday concerned that the cost of changing the logo on city signs, cars, business cards, stationary, etc., will be too great and unnecessary.

She said she emailed the city and found out from the assistant comptroller that the city does not make a contribution to the local soup kitchen, yet it is concerned with a new logo.

Assistant City Manager Frank Corder, told the Sun Herald that the expense of changing to a new logo would likely be phased in over time, as vehicles change out and in other areas. He said that would help keep the cost from being incurred all at once.

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