SANTA ANA ( — Officials in Santa Ana are set to consider a proposal that would permanently fly the gay pride flag outside City Hall.

Councilman Sal Tinajera introduced the plan earlier in July, which calls for Santa Ana to display the rainbow-colored flag alongside the American flag and the California state flag, according to the Orange County Register.

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If adopted, the proposal would reportedly make Santa Ana the first Orange County city to fly the flag.

The city flew the flag on July 7 for the City Council’s first meeting since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage June 27.

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Tinajero – whose son Salvador is gay – told The Register he introduced the plan in order to send a “message of inclusion”.

Opponents of the plan say officials are being unnecessarily provocative since the flag doesn’t represent the views of all Santa Ana residents.

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City Council members are expected to formally debate the proposal in early September. If approved, it would cost taxpayers about $7,500 for the purchase of a flagpole and mounted display outside the city government building.