California Assemblymembers Chiu and Santiago Introduce Public Banking Legislation

Bill would allow cities to apply to establish public banks, prioritizing local community needs over Wall Street profits We are extremely excited to announce Assembly Bill 857. (Don’t search on the bill number yet; the legislative staff hasn’t updated the records.) We were at the well-attended press conference, along with several other Bay Area progressive … Read moreCalifornia Assemblymembers Chiu and Santiago Introduce Public Banking Legislation

Public Bank East Bay Tabling at the Indigenous Red Market

The Native American Health Center and Urban Native Era are bringing together Indigenous Bay Area artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, for a monthly Indigenous Red Market in Oakland. We were delighted to table there last week, where we had many good conversations with people who came in knowing nothing about public banking … and left knowing … Read morePublic Bank East Bay Tabling at the Indigenous Red Market

Sacramento Lobbying, San Francisco Support

On Monday, February 4, ten activists from the California Public Banking Alliance went to Sacramento to attend a hearing on public banking, convened by Assembly Member Monique Limón (chair of the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee) and Assembly Member Cecelia Aguiar Curry (chair of the Assembly Local Government Committee). Before the hearing, we had several … Read moreSacramento Lobbying, San Francisco Support

In the News

Zoe Sullivan at Next City wrote an excellent article featuring our own Sylvia Chi and Paul Pryde, along with Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, Cathy Jackson-Gent of Global Investment Company (authors of the feasibility study), and YaVette Holts of Bay Area Organization of Black-Owned Businesses. Sullivan has a great grasp on what matters to us. Here’s  YaVette … Read moreIn the News

Awesome Divestment Article — by one of our own

Sylvia Chi, who has been laboring in the fields of public bank governance as part of our governance committee, has written an excellent article on divestment from fossil fuels for Yes! Magazine. [Despite] the Trump administration’s multipronged effort to undercut environmental protections and boost fossil fuel production and use, which would exacerbate climate change. States, … Read moreAwesome Divestment Article — by one of our own