Help Gather Endorsements!
Great news! The City of Santa Rosa has set aside funds for a feasibility study to establish a Public Bank of Santa Rosa.
We need to keep pressing for the City to do the feasibility study as soon as possible. City council and city staff are very hard at work at dealing with extraordinary challenges after the October fires: rebuilding, the homeless crisis, affordable housing, fire resilience, sustainability, adaptation to climate change, and much more. All of these issues need funding for years to come. Even if it takes 2 to 5 years or longer to start a public bank, a public bank will help with all of these issues. (See home page for a short list of some of the considerable financial benefits of a public bank.)
The more people, businesses and organizations that endorse the public bank, the sooner we can encourage the city to start a public bank, to help with these issues for years to come.
Things you can do:
Progress so far:
That brings our total to over 780 signatures!
If you are at an event and would like to collect endorsements for our resolution, our advice is that you bring a laptop or tablet and ask people to fill out the endorsement form online.