Associations should adopt rules for displaying the U.S. flag. Following are some issues associations may wish to consider when adopting rules:
- A U.S. flag consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars.
- Only one flag, whether American or otherwise, may be flown per household.
- Flags [in condominium projects] may be displayed on balconies in the following manner...
- Flag poles [in planned developments] are limited to the following height, materials and locations...
- Flags may only be flown between sunrise and sunset [If houses are close to each other, this will eliminate flapping noise that might disturb neighbors.]
- Flags may only be constructed of the following materials: nylon, polyester, cotton or similar materials. Flags constructed of lights, paint, balloons or other materials are prohibited.
- Flags are limited to the following dimensions... [establish acceptable sizes such as 2'x3', 4'x6', etc.]
- Flags may not be flown upside down.
- Flags may only be flown at half staff for Federal, State, or Association recognized memorials authorizing flags to be flown at half staff. These generally include by order of the (i) President upon the death of a principal figure of the United States Government, (ii) the Governor of California upon the death of a past or present official of California, or (iii) the Board of Directors upon the death of past or present member of the Board.
- Flags must be cleaned and mended as needed.
- Flags may not be displayed in such a manner as to permit them to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
- Flag should not be displayed during inclement weather unless an all-weather flag is used.
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