Chattanooga has a brand new flag.
The City Council voted six to three Tuesday night to adopt the new design encouraged by Office of Sustainability Director David Crockett.
Crockett said the old flag looked too similar to the flag for the state of Tennessee.
And that the new design will stand out.
But it was a hotly contested topic at tonight's meeting.
UTC student Taylor Thomas was against the new flag. He said, "I believe that we have a bad tendency to, I guess, dismiss parts of our history. I think that we see this especially in, I guess, the preservation of old buildings. We're prone to tear them down in favor something new."
Mayor Ron Littlefield responded, "Displaying our seal is something that we should do. And the flag is one of those opportunities that we have to display our seal."
Debra Scott, Andrae McGary and Peter Murphy were the opposing votes.