I like the city flag with the eagle on it. It’s clean and simple, and we have had golden eagles nesting in City Creek Canyon.

The state flag is another matter. It’s a 19th-century mess. (And it questionably affirms a state religion by showing the date of statehood as well as the date of the arrival of the Mormon pioneers.) It’s a perfect example of design trying to do too much. Want to see a great state flag? Look at Arizona’s.

And please, don’t let amateurs compete for the flag. Hire design professionals.

James W. Ure, Salt Lake City