We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation.
If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30.
It is the mission of Public Bank East Bay to provide community oversight and stewardship in the formation and functioning of the Public Bank of the East Bay to base its decisions on the values of:
PBEB is committed to a public bank which acknowledges and attempts restitution of the historical burdens carried by disenfranchised communities, including communities of color and many other marginalized groups.
Decisions regarding who gets loans, what projects get invested in, and who benefits should take into account investing our money into the wealth and health of local communities and the environment.
The bank is accountable to the residents of the East Bay, who have a right to fully transparent explanations of the Bank’s actions and choices.
The bank will be governed using democratic processes which consciously and intentionally adhere to the values/principles listed above.
JOIN A WORKING GROUP!
We have five committees working together to create a Public Bank in the East Bay:
Advocacy builds relationships with community groups and city governments.
Communications assists other committees with content creation and promotion.
Fundraising develops our organization’s budget and raises funds for our business plan.
Membership brings on new members and volunteers and organizes educational events.
Governance is responsible for operations and the execution of PBEB’s business plan.
Email us with your interests and we’ll help you find a way to get plugged in!
JOIN THE ALLIANCE
The California Public Banking Alliance (CPBA) is an organization of 12 member regions, not of individuals. You can join the CPBA mailing list (link at the Alliance website) to receive updates on state and sometimes national progress, which we will also include on this site.