Currency Events Planned For Ojai

By Cole Bettles, intern

Ojai likes to think of itself as standing apart from the rest of the world. Soon, that list of distinctions could include our own money. The Ojai Economy Group, recently formed to consider this idea, among others, to stimulate the local economy, admits that creating an additional monetary system is not simple. But here is the basic idea: in theory, a local bank would sell 100 Ojai bucks for, let’s say, $105. Then the Ojai dollars could be spent at local, participating merchants and upon a purchase, customers will receive a discount set

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