A set of international flags outside an iconic Central Austin corner store was granted a reprieve.
Austin’s Code Compliance Department had told the owner of the Flag Store of Hyde Park that the flags which hung around the store and its gas pumps must come down or the city would enforce $2,000 a day in fines.
Code Compliance said the flags technically counted as signs and that the business was permitted only for one sign.
An anonymous complaint sparked the code compliance investigation.
After a swell of public support for the flags, Council Member Mike Martinez said on Twitter Tuesday that he was “on it,” and later tweeted that code compliance had reversed its decision.