Photo: Sterling Davis
Mayor Eric Garcetti’s first day in office ended with City Hall bathed in the spot color of his campaign, which also seen in the deep blue carpet during Sunday’s swearing-in ceremony. Blue has been so associated with the Dodgers -- who brought the color with them from Brooklyn -- anytime a downtown building washes itself with blue shades it was a sign LA was in the post season.
City Hall first used the color to support Blue September, aka Prostate Cancer Awareness month, in 2011
The official colors of Los Angeles, as seen on the city flag, were picked in 1931 to represent agriculture; red for vineyards, golden-yellow for citrus groves, and green for olive trees.
Blue works too.
"Signifying his goal of shaking up City Hall, L.A's new mayor ushered in a host of symbolic changes to Spring Street," write Dakota Smith, who was inside the hall that first day. [Daily News]
"The mayor also sent a not-too-subtle message to the city's three largest business groups, all of which endorsed his opponent, former City Controller Wendy Greuel, in the May 21 election. Garcetti held a round-table session with more than a dozen chambers of commerce from Century City, Venice, North Hollywood and elsewhere but did not invite the biggest ones." [LAT]