Canyon Lake is considering whether to display the motto “In God
We Trust” at city headquarters.
During the Dec. 4 regularly scheduled Canyon Lake City Council meeting, council members will decide whether to adopt a resolution authorizing the display of the motto inside City Hall’s multi-purpose room.
The item was placed on the Dec. 4 meeting agenda following a request by Mayor Mary Craton. If the city approves the display, the fiscal impact to Canyon Lake is expected to be not more than $200 for a framed version of the motto, city documents show.
According to the documents, the city is following a precedent set by the City of Bakersfield, which adopted the motto in 2002.
“Since that time, Bakersfield City Councilmember Jacquie Sullivan founded an organization, ‘In God We Trust – America, Inc.’ for the purpose of encouraging every city in California and the United States to follow the City of Bakersfield’s lead in displaying the motto,” the Canyon Lake documents state.
More than 100 California cities have adopted the motto, according to the “In God We Trust – America, Inc.” website.
To read the full meeting agenda for the Dec. 4 Canyon Lake City Council meeting, click here.