Oakland City Council – Public Bank Feasibility Study Vote


September 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Oakland City Hall
480 14th St
Oakland, CA 94612

Critical Oakland city council vote: what you can do

Oakland city council is planning to vote this Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, on authorizing the Oakland public bank feasibility study. Here are two ways you can help ensure we get the five votes on Tuesday:

First, call and urge your councilmember to authorize the public bank feasibility study. You can speak with a staffer or leave a voicemail. Here’s a suggested script:
Hi, my name is ________ and I am a constituent of councilmember _______. I wanted to let my councilmember know that I strongly support the public bank feasibility study. Please vote yes on the public bank feasibility study authorization on September 19th.

Councilmember phone numbers:
District 1: Dan Kalb (510) 238-7001
District 2: Abel Guillén (510) 238-7002
District 3: Lynette Gibson McElhaney (510) 238-7245
District 4: Annie Campbell Washington (510) 238-7004
District 5: Noel Gallo 510-238-7005
District 6: Desley Brooks 510-238-7006
District 7: Larry Reid 510-238-7007
Councilmember at-large: Rebecca Kaplan 510-238-7008

To find out which district you live in, go here and type in your address.

Second, attend the council meeting.
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
Time: 5:30pm
Location: 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Room: City Council Chamber, third floor

The Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland will be out in full force at the council meeting. Please find us in our bright green shirts; we’ll have signs for you to hold up. We will also have t-shirts available for sale.

Learn more about public banking:
upcoming panel discussion at city hall

Want to learn more about public banking and how it can speed the development of local renewable energy and bring jobs to Alameda County? Come to a free panel discussion!

Date: Monday, September 25th, 2017
Time: 7-9pm
Location: 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Room: City Council Chamber, third floor

Pennie Opal Plant of Idle No More will open the evening with an invocation.

The panel will include:
Wolfram Morales, Chief Economist for Spaarkasse, the association of local public banks in Germany
Nicolas Chaset, CEO of East Bay Communitty Energy, Alameda County’s soon-to-launch Community Choice energy program
Greg Rosen, founder and principal of Higgh Noon Advisors, currently working on a local community-shared solar project
Jessica Tovar, an organizer with East Baay Clean Power Alliance.


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