Public Banking 101

June 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone

June 16 — Public Bank East Bay hosts Sylvia Chi, co-author of the California Public Banking Act (AB 857), at a Public Banking 101 session

On June 16th, 7:00-8:30 pm PT, Public Bank East Bay invites public banking allies to their next Public Banking 101 session, an educational series exploring public banking in the context of ongoing efforts to create a public bank in the East Bay.

The guest speaker will be Sylvia Chi, co-author of the landmark 2019 California Public Banking Act (AB 857) and former policy director for the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN).

Sylvia will give an overview of AB857 and how it frames what the public bank can be, the steps needed to take to create one, and the latest regulatory updates from the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. She will address questions such as:

  • How can a public bank serve the specific needs of East Bay communities?
  • How can we build a bank that reflects our values and priorities?
  • How do we ensure its truly public, governed by the people it aims to serve?


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