Public banking — an idea whose time has come

By Rachel Stofocik and Mark Paris | 9-24-17 | New Mexican Berl Brechner (“Is public banking sound policy for city?,” My View, Sept. 17), is concerned that public banking may be too “complex” in a city “where auditors routinely find flaws.” Brechner and your readers...

Is there a public bank solution for Santa Fe?

by George Gamble | September 23, 2017 Is public banking sound policy for Santa Fe? Berl Brechner (“Is public banking sound policy for city?,” My View, Sept. 17), raises an appropriate question, but he appears to be critical of the systematic educational and...

Unanimously Approved

Good for our City Council. Members have unanimously supported a task force to develop a public bank. Why should we keep paying interest into the great maw of Wall Street when we can pay interest to ourselves and use the money to help our community? Thanks to the late...

Three Excellent Reasons

I support a public bank for Santa Fe, and so should you. Knowing where your tax dollars go to work in our city (transparency), turning the debt burden that we now pay to Wells Fargo into dollars for use in public work projects (leverage), and developing a boundary...
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