The story that sparked the most extreme responses in the community (and still is) was when the City of Cedar Springs voted to approve a new logo and tagline on November 14.
“Cedar Springs—Est. 1871 Cherishing our heritage, embracing our future” will now be the city’s official slogan that will appear on city-related items.
It replaces the tagline “A great place to live, work, and play” and the Red Flannel logo, which the city stopped using in August of 2012 after receiving a letter from the Red Flannel Festival of intent to file suit for copyright infringement. Subsequent meetings between the city manager and festival yielded no results on an agreement.
A committee made up of members of the community took submissions from the public for the new logo, and a designer worked up three versions for the city to approve. The council saw the logo and voted on it the same evening. They voted 4 to 3 to approve the new logo, with Bob Truesdale and new members Jerry Hall and Dan Clark voting no.