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.