‘In God We Trust’ motto adopted by Princeton City Council
The Princeton City Council decided at its July 13 meeting to incorporate the “In God We Trust” motto as requested in early June by Cindy Pohlkamp, a representative of In God We Trust – America Inc. and the Sacramento-based Pacific Justice Institute.
Since the request, the city staff had gathered some information for the council members, but they had not discussed or decided the matter. After talking about the possibility briefly, a 3-2 vote confirmed that Princeton will adopt the motto and place it on the wall of the City Council chamber, with the exact size and location of the phrase yet to be determined.
Mayor Paul Whitcomb and Council Members Jules Zimmer and Jack Edmonds voted to adopt the phrase as the city motto, while Council Members Thom Walker and Jeff Reynolds voted not to adopt it.
Pohlkamp had visited the Princeton City Council in June and asked it to consider joining the nationwide movement for cities and schools to formally adopt the motto “In God We Trust.” Pohlkamp said 53 cities and counties nationwide have joined the movement, including several in Minnesota such as Crow Wing County, Beltrami County, Elk River and Anoka.