The following Public Bank reports contain information and explanations that can help advocates make presentations, guide discussions, or draft legislation. 

Reports below are organized by State, City, and Nation

For related Legal Opinions and Memoranda, click here

For related Legislative examples, including Resolutions and Motions, click here.

For the Bank of North Dakota statute / charter, click here

(We will continue to update this list as we receive or create reports.)




California State

Report From the State Treasurer’s Cannabis Banking Working Group - Banking Access Strategies for Cannabis-Related Businesses - Nov 2017


Los Angeles

Establishing the Municipal Bank of Los Angeles A Conceptual Framework - Karl Beitel - Oct 2018

#YesOnB Charter Amendment B materials via Public Bank LA - Sept 2018

Report from the Chief Legislative Analyst on Public Bank Framework and Existing Housing and Economic Development Funding Programs - Feb 2018

Report from the City Administrative Officer on City Infrastructure Financing - Feb 2018

Report from the Chief Legislative Analyst on Legislative and Regulatory Reforms Related to Municipal Banking - Dec 2017


San Francisco

Policy Analysis Report for San Francisco Board of Supervisors: Community Supportive Banking Options - Nov 2017



District of Columbia

DC DISB Bank Feasibility Study RFTOP - FINAL - Feb 2018



New Jersey

New Jersey State

Exploring a Public Bank for New Jersey: Economic Impact and Implementation Issues - Apr 2018



New Mexico

Santa Fe

Banking on New Mexico Brass Tacks Five Year Model for a Public Bank

Public Bank Task Force Final Report - Apr 2018

Public Banking Feasibility Study Final Report - Jan 2016




Washington State

Public Bank Feasibility Study for the City of Seattle - Oct 2018

Washington State Bank Analysis Feasibility Study - Dec 2010



All States

Public Banking for Infrastructure Finance - Shareef M. Hussam, Cornell University Dept of City and Regional Planning - Jan 2018

Public Banking in America: State Banking Legislative Guide - PBI, Center for State Innovation - Spring 2011



All Municipalities

The Municipal Bank. Compliance, Liquidity, and Risk - Karl Beitel - Jul 2016

Municipal Banking: An Overview. Financing Socially Just and Sustainable Forms of Urban Development - Karl Beitel - Apr 2016

Public Banks for U.S. Cities - Karl Beitel


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