Residents interested in forming a State Bank of Oregon have scheduled a public forum on the proposal for 7 p.m. Tuesday March 29th at the CoHo Ecovillage Common House, 1975 S.E. Crystal Lake Drive.
Bills being considered at House and Senate hearings on Wednesday in Salem would establish how a “virtual bank,” as described in State Treasurer Ted Wheeler’s recent endorsement, would function as a banker’s bank.
Speakers invited to the forum include:
• Steve Hughes, the state Director of the Oregon Working Families Party.
• Rebecca Landis, the director of Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Markets, and the newly elected president of the Oregon Farmers’ Markets Association.
• Dan Lombardi, Coalition Coordinator of the Main Street Alliance of Oregon, who will present results of a recent survey documenting unmet needs of small businesses around the state, and the support for an Oregon State Bank by small business owners.
For more information, call Erskine at 310-663-4442 or John Ross at 541-760-4444.