The Nuts & Bolts of Opening Public Banks in California - Town Hall

California Public Banking Alliance a panel discussion regarding the groundbreaking efforts to start public banks in California! This exciting virtual town hall was recorded on March 30, 2022.

Keynote speaker Eric Hardmeyer discusses the mechanics of the successful Bank of North Dakota—the nation's only public bank in operation for more than a century—which he steered for over 20 years. Eric is joined by a powerful lineup of elected officials representing five cities: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and Richmond.

The facilitator is David Cobb.

00:00 Trinity Tran, California Public Banking Alliance
02:00 David Cobb, California Public Banking Alliance
06:28 Miguel Santiago, CA State Assemblymember
12:42 Curren Price, Los Angeles City Councilmember
18:26 Robert Garcia, Long Beach Mayor
22:24 Justin Cummings, Santa Cruz City Councilmember
28:26 John Avalos, Former San Francisco Supervisor
33:49 Gayle McLaughlin, Richmond City Councilmember
40:00 Keynote: Eric Hardmeyer, Former CEO, Bank of North Dakota
1:14:12 Q&A - Questions and Answers
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