Before the meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Steve Dicterow told the Los Angeles Times the council was simply facing “a very narrow decision” about the brightness of the colors, but that the issue had devolved into a broader national conversation about patriotism.
He said he has received hundreds of emails from people around the country, mostly in support of keeping the flag designs on the car.
The council agreed earlier this year to repaint its squad cars.
The proposed graphic the council approved in February was a more muted version of the design that now appears on the cars.
“Clearly, the way it looks on the car is not what anyone expected it to look like,” Dicterow told the Times. “I think it’s reasonable that we’re going to look at it again so that whatever we (approve) is exactly what we put on the car.”